Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Aunt D. (Mom's youngest sis) sent the Bubs a bubble blower. What she may not have realized, though, was that she sent us some joy and laughter at just the right time. You see, it arrived the day before Mom's birthday.

The package came Saturday and it was promptly ripped open and put to use. It was a beautiful afternoon and the Bubs and I ran around the front yard making gads of bubbles...well, the Bubs did the bubble thing and I snapped off pics left, right and center!

I didn't realize how much tension I had been carrying around until we started laughing together and just being silly in general. It was wonderful!

And the perfect way to celebrate Mom.

She loved to find the beauty in simple things and take notice of the wonder in the world around us that we can often miss as we go about our busy lives.

I have vivid memories of her exclaiming over the beauty of a sunset or saying, "Oh, look!" when she'd spot a cardinal (or a "red bird" as she called it) outside her window.

My Aunt C (Mom's oldest sis) reminded me Sunday that Mom remarked once that she loved the colors on a bubble. That sounds exactly like her.

So Aunt D, many thanks and a great big hug from us for sending us some joy in the form of that little bubble blower. Your note was precious. I put it up on the Bubs's memory board per his request as that's where he likes to put all of his favorite and most important things.

P.S. I know I'm late in getting this posted (Mom's b'day was Sept. 20th), but I wanted to go ahead and do it anyway. My apologies!!


MamaOtwins+1 said...

I'm glad you were able to take a few happy moments to remember and enjoy the little things.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

How did I miss this post? I was sure I'd seen all your posts, but this one seems to have popped up out of nowhere. Hmmmmm....

Either way I love it and will be sure to show it to Aunt Dianne tomorrow as we plan to be down there for the afternoon.

Love you.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

It just hit me. This might have been the week I hit, "Mark all as read" in my reader. I have a reader where I watch to see if anyone posts new posts and ... well, anyhow....I somehow erased them one day and didn't see this. *sigh* Sorry about that!

Thimbleanna said...

What a wonderful post Anna. Beautiful bubble pictures too!