"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Special Treats

Things are looking up. Today, we received a package in the mail. Surprises of any kind thrill me, so I ripped open the box and found such wonderful treats! I have been smiling all day!

Brenda made all my girls satin pillow cases. She sewed them herself, they are home-made (you can see how this would blow me away since I can barely sew on a button). Brenda also sent me some chocolate (and some for Elliot too, though I may have to confiscate it).  I think I can survive until the weekend now, if I can just keep the candy hidden and then remember where I put it.  The whole package totally made our day! Thank you so much Brenda!

Anastasia said she felt very fancy sleeping with her own satin pillowcase.

I think Brenda could sell these purses and make a bundle; they are adorable!

Victoria loved the feel of the satin.

Francesca carried her pillowcase around all day long. Can you tell what is on her pillowcase? Food, of course!

I also got some good news today. Our local Shriner's bought Victoria and me non-stop tickets to Philadelphia! I am so relieved not to have to worry about a 12 hour trip. 

Another little treat I discovered today is a way to keep Francesca and Catherine busy (and not fighting) for along time. Birdseed. Yep, they will spend an hour dispersing birdseed all around the yard.

Now if I could just get a smile from this little one. Hopefully soon. At least in two weeks, she will get her arm cast off.


  1. Wow, what a great surprise for all of you. Poor Victoria looks miserable. Hope she feels better soon.

  2. Hooray for Brenda, and Hooray for Shriner's! I have always liked the Shriners. My grandpa was a Shriner, and I have fond memories as a kid, standing out in front of the grocery store every spring, shaking our tin cans, raising money for the hospitals. My dear Papa died about 12 years ago, and I still have his red Shriner's fez. I don't know what to do with it, but it really warms my heart to see that they are still doing good work...

  3. Wonderful news about your non-stop flight. How are you getting from the airport to where you're staying? Where are you staying? How can I help? Email me if I can do anything at all, even if just wave at the gate and throw some chocolate at you :)

    And that owl purse is seriously adorable. I have talented friends too, they are a blessing, aren't they?

  4. God is so faithful to answer prayer for these dear little children. Poor Victoria...I am praying for her, and you too! Thankful for the good people at Shriners too!

  5. Nice surprises! Sweet Victoria. I can't wait to see her smile again! :)

  6. Would you be willing (or Brenda) to pass along info on those cases? I have an African American daughter who really should use satin always, but we never do


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