...Well, the package got here today & I knew I couldn't wait for Mother's day to give it to her! I figured time for her doesn't really exist anyway & I thought it might make her happy. So I opened the box & I gave it to my Mom & her eyes cleared from the fog she usually lives in & she smiled. Not a fake smile or a glossy glazed over one, but a REAL honest to goodness Mom Smile! The kind I miss so much seeing every day!
...A few minutes later, she looked up at me & she smiled again. She touched the roses on the top & said "that's pretty" again & then she looked at me once more & said "Thank you".
I just smiled at her & said "You're welcome Mom. I love you." She nodded her head & said "love too."
That is the most she's said to me in probably a week. At that point I couldn't hold back the tears & I just started crying & thought about what a wonderful gift my friend had made for my mom.
THIS is why I do what I do! See the full original post with pictures at The Perfect Knot's blog.
Blessed beyond measure that the Lord has given me such a gift that I am able to use to bring some small measure of joy to others. Love and prayers to all of you ~ Cara Louise
I'm Cara Louise