In junior high school I met her. She rode in the van that I drove to school. She became my daughter's dear friend. She was sweet, quiet, dependable and oh, so much fun. My daughter and our family grew to love her the more time we spent with her. A few years after college graduation, she married my nephew. What a special occasion it was.
She is a blessing to all of us and we are thrilled to have her as part of our family.What an elegant and beautiful bride she is, pictured here with her dear mother. At every family event she always looks so put together, but better than that...her great sense of humor adds fun to each event.
Fast forward to the evening recently, when she helped to host our daughter's baby shower...after a very busy day she hurried to the baby shower only to discover that in her haste, she had worn two different shoes. Laughter erupted and continued on as those that love her discovered her mistake. But, true to her wonderful self, she wore the shoes with grace and style, providing laughter and fun to the beautiful evening festivities. She even posed for this picture knowing it possibly would end up on my blog.
Today, you came to my mind as I was driving past your childhood home and I laughed all over again.
I passed this tiny roadside stand with home grown bouquets of flowers. I just had to stop and buy you the purple bouquet. Flowers because of all the fun and laughter you have added to all of our lives...
... and purple because I remember it was always your favorite color. If you found this bouquet at your front door, when you came home from work tonight, you now know who it is from, and the reason why it was there.
The fact that this fashion blunder was not allowed to ruin your evening and that it provided lots of laughs for all of us, is truly worth remembering.
"Make a point to indulge in at least one hearty laugh each day. If nothing funnier comes along, laugh at yourself." ~unknown
"We don't stop laughing because we get old. We get old because we stop laughing." ~unknown