MOJO244 ~ Great Love ~

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! My Mom and I had the opportunity to share some quality time together. We live close to US 68 a state route which runs from Maysville, Kentucky south. The first weekend in June there is a 400 mile yard sale along this route. Saturday we took some time to check out about 60 miles of it. We found some treasures (my fav was an old St. Bernard print in a mahogany frame). But most importantly, we had some special time together. We had a chance to chat and catch up. Isn't it grand being an adult? I think we appreciate our parents so much more!

As we traveled along, my mom was reminded of a yard sale excursion she and my Dad made many years ago. She relived all of their finds and told me about this beautiful bowl my Dad had found. She asked me what happened to that bowl. Well, I couldn't for the life of me remember a thing about a bowl! The more we discussed it, she remembered that I was fairly young and would not have been with them. She told me how they stopped to browse for a few minutes and Dad found a beautiful pressed glass bowl. He excitedly exclaimed, "Chick would like that!" (Chick was the pet name he called me.) So he hurried over to pay for it. Well after getting home Mom packed the bowl away safe and sound. I grew up, graduated from high school and then college. I married, moved several times, divorced and married again. The whole time I knew nothing of the existence of the bowl. And in 1996 I lost Daddy to cancer. Sixteen years later as I type this, I find myself welling up. Somehow you never get over it... you just learn to live with it...

Tonight, I stopped by to see my Mom. And she had a surprise for me! She presented me with the bowl. As I held that bowl in my hands and felt the grooves, I thought of Daddy holding that in his big calloused hands so long ago. I thought of him seeking it out to give to me, knowing THAT one day I would LOVE that bowl. When he bought the bowl, I was in Middle School and not the least bit interested in "old stuff." But how well he knew his daughter! Because these days as a middle age woman I prowl antique shops and yard sales to find "antiques." I am definitely a Daddy's girl! It's amazing... it's a gift 30 years in the making... but somehow even sweeter... It's a testament to a great love...

Today's Mojo sketch...



And my interpretation...



Thanks for stopping in! Blessings...

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Simple Things
Paper - Bazzill, Prima - En Francais Paper Pad
Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large; Memory Box - Tender Leaves (rose leaves)
Ink - CTMY - Cranberry (sentiment); Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone (distressed edges)
Misc. - Mulberry Roses, Lace, Satin Ribbon, Pearl Center, Stickles - Diamond (bee wings)


Challenges

Mojo Monday - MOJO244 - Sketch Challenge

Comments

Debbie said…
Gorgeous card and beautiful story!
Anonymous said…
Beautiful card!No you donot forget it is like yesterday...God Bless..MaryG.
Kelley said…
No picture of the bowl? C'mon!!!
Cindy Beach said…
What a gorgeous card. Love the romantic flair.
Nancy said…
I agree with Kelley above. You can't tell us such a wonderful story and not share a photo of the bowl. I lost my Dad just over a year ago and I still feel very sad. How nice that you were able to receive such an unexpected treasure after so many years.
Tam said…
I like the soft feel of this. Like being in a cozy grandma's house that makes you feel content.

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