My post is a day late but with all the busyness of yesterday I didn't have time to prepare the LID celebration flowers until this morning so they spent the night in a cup of water. Earlier in the month I saw something similar to this on Martha Stewart and since it looked so bright and happy I knew that it was what I wanted to do to celebrate my 17 month LIDiversary! I'm no Martha Stewart but it was fun trying.
Last night as I was driving to the aiport I called my mom to chat. My first comment to her was, 'I almost feel sorry for those who do not have the opportunity to adopt or, for those who do, but not take time to find others who are on the same wonderful journey.' I am blessed over and over...and over again by the many friends God has introduced into my life through my adoption journey and this blog!
As well as the friends that I've had for years, I now have a whole new world of wonderful friends! We email one another, chat, read one another's blogs and take interest in one another's lives and sometimes, even get to meet in person! Too cool! Through the good, the bad and 'The Wait' we're there for one another.
Yesterday was a great day and not all that far from my 'new normal'. The morning started with emails from friends and catching up on some blog reading. Work, break with Norma, supper with Sharon (both amazing friends I've had for years and years!) and then after buying the flowers it was home for a quick moment before heading to the airport. At the airport Dolores and I caught up on the latest in one anothers lives and then celebrated Ran's arrival with Tracey and Mike! Home again just before midnight. The fun did not end there. In the mail was an AMAZING gift (will post later) and my message light was flashing on the phone. It was late so I didn't call back but emailed instead. 12:15am and the phone rings. Lisa S of Georgia was awake too so she called and we chatted for more than half an hour! It was great talking to you Lisa! I was still pumped from the fun of the evening and the phone call so went in to check emails. How neat is it to open an email that says 'I was just doing the dishes and thought about our upcoming visit and got butterfiles of excitement!' Right back at ya Tawni!! Can't wait to see you and the rest of the gals next month!! (Only 28 more sleeps! :o)
Not every day is this busy or filled with so much interaction with friends, but always there is some and for that, and for YOU I am very, very thankful! I am thankful for each person God has brought into my life through this wonderful adoption journey! You are appreciated. You are loved and you have each changed my life. I am blessed because of you and very, very thankful for each of you!
So today I celebrate my 17month LIDiversary, amongst family and friends!
*Update - Instructions*
The arrangement was super easy! I bought the jar at the dollar store. (Martha's was more rectangle with the open side being the long side but I couldn't find one of those.) After that I cut up 1 pink grapefruit, 1 lemon, 1 orange and 1 lime into slices. Popped them into the vase with water and then added the gerber daisies. So pretty and really quite simple. Took only about 10 mins to put together start to finish. Have fun! This is such a pretty, happy look and would make a beautiful centrepiece.