“what you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”
this miniature daffodil was a gift from my sister-in-law, who shares my passion for flowers. it bloomed the day after i brought it home. what a treat it was to wake up saturday morning and see its’ bright, shining little face. middle son witnessed it receive a visit from a resident hummingbird since it was on the porch. a sudden rain storm sunday morning made me bring it inside where it fits right in with my yellow kitchen. i thought the cold weather was over and almost stored the heaters in my spring cleaning frenzy, but i am glad i didn’t as apparently it is not.
a busy week left me so tired and seemingly back to square one with regards to the spring cleaning i had started. when i read everyone’s schedules and lists i feel extremely behind and overwhelmed, but certain things had to be done and the good thing is~the work hasn’t gone anywhere! it is right here waiting for me to give it a second chance. housework is so faithful that way.
so, with my very limited free time, some of the more important sewing tasks didn’t get finished. however, embroidery, which is ever my favorite thing to do, did manage to sneak into my busy weekend. these little cloth napkins have been on my sewing table forever and i am happy to report that i am finished with about half of them. the tiny pictures aren’t much, just barely enough to add a little beauty and maybe a smile to the faces which will be cleaned with them. monetarily i don’t have a lot to offer my children. that was a choice we made when we decided that i would stay home about 10 years ago. but i do have an abundance of time and a bit of talent. and with those two things i try to give to them treasures that hopefully they will remember forever. that will be my legacy to them. the homemade bread, the jammies and pillowcases, endless stories,the nature walks and art lessons. simple things, but when done with great love, are really the best things.
what is your legacy to your children and others? what is something that that you have done in the past week to make life special and beautiful for them? i know you all have lots to share. tell me i’d love to hear it.