Funny title, isn’t it? It’ll make sense in a few minutes, ha.
As most of you know, I lost my momma a couple of months ago. It’s been flat out difficult because it was super sudden and completely unexpected. Oh, how I miss her, every day.
I can’t even begin to tell you how genuinely kind people have been. Friends, family, and even bloggers have reached out with words of encouragement and amazing acts of kindness.
Recently, I wrote a post called, ”Gifts Galore.” It was about how I was making gifts for two people who had been really nice to me during this. The thing is, I barely know them.
One is the Etsy shop owner who made ’first Mother’s Day without our mom’ cards for me to send my dad and siblings. Talk about nice, she has been amazing. The second owns an Etsy shop and makes Fleetwood Mac necklaces.
When she was in the hospital, my momma wanted one of those necklaces. I ordered it, but sadly, it came two days after she passed. She LOVED Fleetwood Mac and raised us listening to them. Since then, I have ordered several necklaces and a key chain for my siblings. The seller has been super sweet.
Enter, ”Gifts Galore.” Their kindnesses prompted me to make them something and to write about it.
The comments from bloggers that came in on that post touched my heart. Have I met these bloggers in real life, no. Have we been reading each other’s blogs long? No. Do they really know me, outside of what I’ve written? Not really. Doesn’t matter. You know?
After reading those, I got this idea: make gifts.
I asked the commenters if they’d be open to getting a gift from me. Some said yes. I have been working on art pieces and have one done, two started, and a couple to begin.
I wanted to show you the church for Betty, (which I haven’t mailed yet, thus the title. Ha ha.) The roses are so she might not see her gift. But, if she sees it, that’s a-ok, too.
So, why in the world would I share this church now, before I even send it?
Honestly, it’s because I’ve been missing my momma today. And, it is reminder for me that kindness counts.
Sometimes, whether we know someone or not, kindness counts. Kindness counted on “Gifts Galore.” Kindness counts always.
So, if you do and up reading this, Betty, surprise!! I hope you like your church.
To everyone else reading, thanks for supporting me and my art blog. It really does mean a lot.
Hope you have a great day!