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Jan 2012 Photo A Day Challenge – Day 31 – You, Again

Day 31 is “You, Again”


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Blessings, ~Mrs. R (aka Aunt Mae)

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Jan 2012 Photo A Day Challenge – Day 30 – Nature

Day 30 is “Nature”

This lovely cardinal was at my mom’s feeder.  Arrow & I were sitting at her dining table eating breakfast and bird watching.  We don’t have this bird on my side of the mountains.

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Blessings, ~Mrs. R (aka Aunt Mae)

Jan 2012 Photo A Day Challenge – Day 28 – Light

Day 28 is “Light”

Both of these shots were taken at the Seattle King Street Train Station.

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Blessings, ~Mrs. R (aka Aunt Mae)

Jan 2012 Photo A Day Challenge – Day 21 – Reflection

Day 21 is “Reflection”

I guess this one needs a bit of an explanation…

This photo was taken on the 21st of January.  I was in Minnesota, at my mom’s (this is her living room) for my Daddy-J’s memorial service.  She planned this one for all the people in MN who couldn’t attend the MI funereal.

I wasn’t even thinking about this photo challenge… or the topic for the 21st – Reflection

I was just trying to get a good picture of the flower arrangement my church had sent for the memorial service.

I was actually able to capture so much more!

Mom told me this is the spot (where the two pillows are) on this couch is where Daddy-J talked to me for our business consultant bi-weekly phone calls.

Then there is the mirror on the wall and the reflection of the flowers in the glass table top.

The 21st was THE day of the service… and here are my ‘reflections’ in words…

The very first time I met J was when he and mom came to visit my family in Washington State. I was struck by the fact that he didn’t just talk about the importance of family, he took action on his values, visiting each of his own sons’ families each year and adding my family to the yearly visiting rounds.

Upon meeting J I immediately noticed how personable he was. J was a very pleasant man and one who was easy to get to know. He had lots of great childhood stories, even showing his care of other people in those very stories. My favorite was one about his early milk round days, and oatmeal raisin cookies. Over the five years I got to know J his humility also became very apparent.

Then last year I was privileged to see another side of J, his business side. After a Christmas gift of my homemade soap he asked if I would be interested in his help with developing my business plan. This was the beginning of our bi-weekly business consultation phone calls.

Every other Monday afternoon was our time to talk. I learned a lot about building a business from the ground up. J learned a lot about how soap is made. He didn’t call to also talk with anyone else, just to me, and only about Mae’s Soap. These calls were a self-sacrificing side of J that was new to me. He went well, above and beyond, the business consultant, call of duty, in making numerous phone calls to butchers, in my local area, to find one, who was willing to provide me with the beef fat I needed for my soap.

September of 2011 was their eventful visit to Washington State when he had his strokes and was hospitalized. During his time being prepared for ambulance rides or at the hospital, I saw how pleasant, cheerful and with a genuine concern for others he had, despite any concern, pain or discomfort he was experiencing. I was amazed at his politeness to everyone despite any pain he was enduring.

I knew J wanted to have face-to-face talks about my business plan when they came out to visit. In God’s providence they were still able to happen after his first stoke. We were able to spend an entire day and a half talking about, Mae’s Soap. We got so much more done with these face-to-face meetings, making business plans well into 2012. Despite all our plans and appointments, J was very disappointed he was not able to meet “our” butcher. I did go meet him by myself and J’s only question to me afterward was if I thought I would be able to work with him, to which I was able to answer with an enthusiastic YES! His concern made me feel like a cherished, protected daughter.

It was J’s brush with death that made me realize he had become more to me than merely my mom’s husband. I told him he had become like a father to me. He told me I was like the daughter he never had. God’s word tells us we are to honor our parents and to emulate their godly characteristics in our own lives.

It was after his death that I was given the most precious gift. I was assured, by friends of J & mom, of J’s personal relationship with Christ. So now, not only do I have a father’s example of godly characteristics to emulate in my own life. I look forward to seeing again in heaven, my Daddy-J.

This link is to the main page on MY blog

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You can go here for details and to see other photos… at your own discretion!

http://www.fatmumslim.com.au

Photo A Day Challenge

Blessings, ~Mrs. R (aka Aunt Mae)

Other posts that my interest you:

Watermelon Lemonade & A Stroke

More Strokes & Other News

Some Hard News

A Farewell Phone Call

The Most Precious Gift

Jan 2012 Photo A Day Challenge – Day 26 – Colour

Day 26 is “Colour” in US English it is Color

This was fun!

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You can go here for details and to see other photos… at your own discretion!

http://www.fatmumslim.com.au

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Blessings, ~Mrs. R (aka Aunt Mae)

Jan 2012 Photo A Day Challenge – Day 25 – Something You Made

Day 25 is “Something You Made”

CUSTOM RING BEARER PILLOWS

SET ONE

Set 1 - Ivory - Bride's Pillow

Set 1 - Ivory - Groom's Pillow

Set 1 Pillows were made from the same Duponi silk fabric in ivory as the bride’s custom-made dress.  The hand appliqued lace is also the same as the bride’s dress.  The lace was applied so the bride & groom pillow tops are mirrors of each other.  They each have a scroll-braid-trim snap ring holder.  The groom’s pillow edging is the same color as the bridesmaid’s dresses and the groomsmen’s vests.

SET TWO

Bride's, Groom's and Honeymoon Corsage set

Silk flowers

Hand Beading

"I'm The Bride!" Honeymoon Corsage

Set Two is made from  silk fabric in a color called ice similar to the bride’s dress.  These pillows were made to go with a stunning store bought dress with pearl and crystal beading at the bodice and hem.  Tons and tons of pearls and crystals!  On the edge of the bride’s pillow I used a repeating pattern of 3 round pearls, a single oval pearl, 3 round pearls, a single bicone Austrian crystal.  The groom’s pillow has a lace overlay and an evergreen trim that matches the groomsmen’s vests.  The “I’m The Bride!” Honeymoon corsage I made in the ice white, whisper pink and evergreen to match the wedding colors.

What you have never heard of an “I’m The Bride!” corsage before??  That is because I made it up especially for this bride.  Mrs. C.

Why?

This woman waited for 35 years to get married.  In all the 6 years I knew her, not once did I ever hear even the slightest hint of discontent, not any bitterness.  She showed complete trust in her father’s decisions and stand that he would rather his daughter’s remain unmarried than to be married unsuitably.  What a wonderful testimony to her parent’s and her Lord she showed.

Have you wondered where in the world will you ever find a potential spouse for your child who is ready for marriage but without any suitable courting prospects?  Her husband “came out of nowhere”.  Her family did not know him or his family.  But his pastor knew her family and when he expressed the desire to marry, but someone his own age… he was directed to her family.  In fact there were four different families who directed him tho her family for a potential wife.  God is ABLE.

Are you interested in a set for an upcoming wedding?  Contact me through the comment section of this post with the date of your wedding and what you are looking for.  Pricing depends upon the amount of detail work you are asking for.  A minimum of 8 weeks are required to order.

You too can have a single or pair of custom ring bearer pillows to match the wedding dress of your dreams!

& & &

Mae’s Handcrafted Natural Soap

The Chocolate Covered Cherries soap scent is a

Mae’s Soap exclusive…

I made it up myself!

This link is to the main page on MY blog

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You can go here for details and to see other photos… at your own discretion!

http://www.fatmumslim.com.au

Photo A Day Challenge

Blessings, ~Mrs. R (aka Aunt Mae)

Jan 2012 Photo A Day Challenge – Day 24 – Guilty Pleasure

Day 24 is “Guilty Pleasure”

Arrow and I were each able to stretch out on two seats to sleep.  Many others were stuck in one seat for sleeping… NOT very comfortable.  It took me until the fourth night to figure out all the “tricks” to sleeping comfortably in coach class seats… which I will reveal in a post all about our train trip!

This link is to the main page on MY blog

for all my photo links.

You can go here for details and to see other photos… at your own discretion!

http://www.fatmumslim.com.au

Photo A Day Challenge

Blessings, ~Mrs. R (aka Aunt Mae)

Jan 2012 Photo A Day Challenge – Day 23 – Something Old

Day 23 is “Something Old”

This is Arrow playing Chinese checkers with Mr. SchleppHeimer who is 80 something.

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You can go here for details and to see other photos… at your own discretion!

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Photo A Day Challenge

Blessings, ~Mrs. R (aka Aunt Mae)

Jan 2012 Photo A Day Challenge – Day 20 – Someone You Love

Day 20 is “Someone You Love”

Arrow & my brother

They were wrestling and laughing.  The rubber band fight didn’t turn out quite so well…

I love both of these guys very much.

You may wonder why I do not post clear photos of our faces.  That was one blogging safety precaution given by the Patriarch.  It does make for an additional challenge in meeting some of these photo challenges… but it makes me be even more creative!

This link is to the main page on MY blog

for all my photo links.

You can go here for details and to see other photos… at your own discretion!

http://www.fatmumslim.com.au

Photo A Day Challenge

Blessings, ~Mrs. R (aka Aunt Mae)

Jan 2012 Photo A Day Challenge – Day 18 – Something You Bought

Day 18 is “Something You Bought”

Yes, I bought two round trip train tickets!  We rode on the Cascades and the Empire Builder routes.

This link is to the main page on MY blog

for all my photo links.

You can go here for details and to see other photos… at your own discretion!

http://www.fatmumslim.com.au

Photo A Day Challenge

Blessings, ~Mrs. R (aka Aunt Mae)