Our Christmas days were filled with good times spent with family and friends and I hope yours were the same. Our family excels at giving gifts that have a special meaning and those that take a great deal of time and thought regarding the recipient, and this year was no different. I received several things that reflect my love of gardening.
Kara gave me a set of ornaments that only a gardener could love. And I do!
She also gave me a book I've been wanting for a long time and can't wait to read.
While I love the ornaments and the book, one very special person gave a very special gift to me.
My dad, as many of you already know, possesses killer woodcrafting skills. He has made a bedroom suite for both Romie and me, as well as for Jenna and her husband Joe. Our home contains numerous pieces created by him and they will be his legacy - those, and the love he put into them as he made them.
"Thanks, Dad," seems like such a trivial way to express my gratitude. I hope you know how very much I love you and the orchid table, and all the other wonderful things you've made for us throughout the years. I'm a very blessed little girl.
Oh, and the rest of you should know he also made an orchid table for both Kara and Jenna. They're very lucky little girls, too.