Sunday, January 10, 2010

Owlways In My Heart

I had the most wonderful gift given to me yesterday. My mother was flying from Virginia to California and had a 3 hour layover in Denver. She didn't plan her trip this way, it's just the way it happened. We had been wondering for weeks if there was some way, somehow that I could see her while she was there, but there was the issue of security. She would already have gone through security and without a boarding pass, I would have no way to get through security. Neither of us could imagine her being this close and not having the opportunity to see each other.

Then, the miracle happened. Without our intervention, Kendall's mom asked if she could extend Kendall's stay a couple of extra days (school actually started back up on Thursday). That would mean that Kendall would be flying back on Saturday. Jay talked to Kendall's mom and they worked out the details and agreed that it would be ok for Kendall to miss 2 days of school. So, she went ahead and booked her flight.

Kendall's flight arrived at 4:25. Mom's flight arrived at 3:06. The timing was coming together! And, since Kendall is a minor, I would be able to get a boarding pass to go through security and be able to escort her from the gate.

We arrived at the airport and went to the Southwest ticketing counter and they let BOTH of us through!!!! We got to meet mom, have lunch with her, and then all 3 of us went to pick up Kendall at her gate. It was a short visit - only 3 hours, but we cherished every moment. I can't express enough what a blessing it was to be able to spend even a couple of hours with my mom. I miss her so much. And, her mother (Grandma Z) passed away on New Year's Day and I needed to hug her. I needed to look into her eyes. I needed to hold her hand and let her know I'm here and I understand her pain.

And, I made her a card and was able to give it to her - in person - and watch her open it and see the look in her eyes when she read my words to her.

Thank you Lord for such a wonderful gift.

Onto the card!!!! I am not usually an owl person, but some of the owl stamps out there are too cute for words! Especially this one with the big heart eyes. Who can resist?

Patterned Paper - American Crafts
Cardstock - Stampin' Up!, Bazzil Basics
Stamps - Unity KOTM (October 2009)
Prismacolor Markers
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Rhinestones - Me and My Big Ideas
Button - Unknown
Heart Sticker - Colorbok
Scrapper's Floss

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