Last week, my sister and I sat with my mom in the hospital while she slowly recovered. She was so sick. Her new iPad from Christmas kept 'chiming' with an amazing overflow of love. People who cared passed the word. Messages and emails from friends near and far, some from grade school, high school, college, and the old neighborhood, all sent their love, support, and prayers. Each and every one of them put a smile on my heartbroken mom's face.
Many spoke of how kind my dad was to them, how he went out of his way to listen, and really get to know them...
And, so many sweet friends stepped in to help my husband with the girls while I was in Florida. Delicious dinners arrived, rides to-and-from activities were provided, phone calls aplenty, heart-felt cards, afternoons spent baking, and even help with an important doctor's appointment.
When I shared the news about my dad here, all of your sweet comments really touched my heart. My mom read them all, and was amazed that people all over the world cared so much.
As Valentine's Day is swiftly approaching, I think it's time for me to express my gratitude. I've a bunch of crafty supplies just waiting for your Valentine crafts. Heart shaped doilies, cute striped paper straws, vintage 'inspired' valentines, a pack of pretty buttons, heart shaped pins, a simple burlap bunting, and a beribboned Happy Valentine's Day sign.
If you'd like to share one nice thing you've done recently or something you've said that brightened someone's day... you're entered. That's it.
If you're, by any chance, a follower of birdie blue, mention it for another chance.
A random winner will be chosen on Sunday, February 3rd.
Leaving you plenty of time to get your Valentine's day craft on.