Graduation Day A Mother’s Gift
Mother’s day weekend was a lovely blur for me. On Saturday we attended my daughter’s college graduation at Western Carolina University. She was awarded her bachelors degree in Anthropology, a minor in psychology, and a separate degree from the honors college there. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Me with my sweet daughter. It was a rainy day…but such a happy one!
I could not be more proud of her! It was such a gift to see her walk across that stage and accept her diploma. After home schooling her for 10 years, I feel extra excited that she has reached this milestone. Her fiance also graduated from WCU with his criminal justice degree! So we have a lot to be thankful for.
My precious daughter with her fiance. Aren’t they a beautiful couple.
The blush of youth. The newness of starting out on a whole new adventure of life together. Such a wonderful thing to behold. They are getting married in just 3 weeks time. I can hardly believe it. Where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday, she was born and I held her close to my heart. Feeling her soft little baby skin and downy hair. Studying her ten perfect fingers and toes. She has been my little treasure from the very beginning. Every time I look at her, I marvel at her sweetness, her beauty. How did something so lovely come from me? I wonder, and I am left in awe. So, so thankful, that God counted me worthy to be called a mother. My life would not be the bright and shining place it is, without my children and their love. I love being a mother.
On a little bit different note, I made some tea wallets for the lovely women in my life. After seeing some really beautiful and inspirational examples of these on fellow blogs, I knew I had to give it a go! I used some vintage handkerchiefs that I found at a thrift store several years ago. They are not perfect, but they have that warm handmade appeal. I think my mother liked hers.
My four different tea wallets. =)
These were an absolute labor of love. And while they did not turn out perfectly, they were a LOT of fun to create. I plan to make more.
My daughter’s tea wallet. I love the vintage lace handkerchief on this one.
I took this sweet photo of my Espen and our corgi Tia a few weeks ago. They love each other to pieces and are pretty much inseparable. The love of a little boy and his dog is one of the most precious things to witness. So pure and innocent. Wish I could bottle this age! Wish it would last a little longer. He still loves to spend time with me. Wonder how long that will last? 😉
I hope you all had a lovely Mother’s Day and that it was filled with sunshine and family.
Blessings and Sunshine,