. . . finally back from the holiday hiatus! My intention is always to communicate with you all 3-5 times per week, but as you know, I too deal with the mesh’s ugly reality. For those of you who have asked about my mom, THANK YOU. It is heartwarming and helps more than you will ever know. Unfortunately, she is not doing well, and that is part of the reason I’ve not been able to write- just too much pain to gather myself. You all understand. I know that’s why it’s always safe to share the truth with you all. I AM A WARRIOR, but even WARRIORS GET THE BLUES.
I’ll never get so far down that I won’t get back up for you all. You keep me going and give me the blessing of serving you all, and that is why I get up in the morning, so for that: THANK YOU.
So. . . today’s GIFTaway is a gorgeous candle, valued at more than $60! It’s made by LoLLIA out of Denver, and it’s so fancy that they don’t even call it a candle. They call it a LUMINARY, and its scent is COTTON & CLOVER. Of course, I haven’t lit it, but it smells like Spring; like new beginnings; and like it will bring hope into empty and dark places- maybe that’s your room, your heart or your whole house; or maybe it’s even someone else’s heart in your home.
Either way, it will remind you that Winter always ends, and Spring is just around the corner. It reminds me of when I still (often) hang clothes to dry and when the beautiful clover pops up at the end of February to remind me that the weeds are coming.
A landscaper will usually tell you that clover is a weed, but I beg to differ. It’s all in how you look at it. Maybe you will even find a four-leaf clover this year.Who knows? The LUMINARY comes with two pretty beads that you could use as a fan pull or inside a lamp to make a pretty shadow on the wall/ceiling or whatever else you may come up with to repurpose and make one gift into two!
THE LUMINARY, was donated by my very good friend who is kind, honest, hard-working and loving. And of course that is just part of her strong character.
She is a friend of my mother’s also, so she understands what many of you go through. She is the consummate gardener, and she also writes for Neil Sperry’s Gardening magazine. All-in-all, Mary is one amazing lady, and she cares about you all and provides a good shoulder to me as I support my mother’s recovery and yours too. To those of you who are gardeners, as I am, I hope this candle will serve as a reminder that YOU STILL ARE A GARDENER, just an injured one – one that will be off the bench in some form and back “on the field” so to speak soon.
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