Mar 11, 2014

My God-wink

Hello people.  Are you having as warm and sunny a day as I am?  My garage floor will be cleaned of the gravel, salt, and road spit from this long snowy winter.  Tomorrow, snow, and freezing rain are forecast but today, working outside will be a blessing.  This post has nothing to do with stitching, just a note of how sometimes, things fall into place perfectly.  My MN cousin that is in a facility because of early dementia, loves butterflies and the color pink.  I always felt that those who believe they are not heard or can't understand why they are not in control, benefit from writing their feelings in a personal journal.  While returning a pair of shoes at TJMaxx, I decided to use the restroom at the back of the store.
 As I passed through the aisles, I couldn't believe what I saw.  A beautiful, soft, pink journal and next to it, a note card of gold glitter with a butterfly in pinks.  Who sent me down this aisle to see them?  They could not be more perfect for her.  I got a chill thinking she must need them or I wouldn't have been led to them.  When I got home, I used a thinned coat of ModPodge over the glitter (which isn't dry yet in this photo) so it doesn't end up everywhere, and I will include a little frame in her gift box.

 As I laid the items on the table, the sun came through the window and hit the card.  Oh my.  It turned into a glorious sparkle of many colors and is just gorgeous!  The colors change with each angle and we've all seen this before, but I held it and turned it and watched the colors change like a little kid.  More importantly, it made me smile.  I hope it will do the same for Sandy.
 
Wishing you a day filled with color and sparkles,
a smile and a God-wink.
 
 
 
 
 

22 comments:

jacquie morris said...

Its a beautiful butterfly, very sparkly :)

Vickie said...

Perfect! Perfect! Good for you. Good for Sandy.♥

karen said...

What a wonderful present!

Simply Victoria said...

What a pretty bit of loveliness for your cousin! No coincidence at all that you had to go to the bathroom.

Penny said...

I bet your cousin will love it! It's very pretty!

krayolakris said...

Tears in my eyes...lovely.

Lanie said...

A "God-Wink" ... I like it Marly! I think there are times we all need to slow down a little and pay attention to those "God-Winks".
Hope things are well with you and you enjoyed this glorious pre-Spring day we are having in western PA!

Mouse said...

simply perfect ... and what a glorious twinkle from above :) love mouse xxxx

backporchcarver said...

What a precious thing to have happen.Your cousin will have a big smile for that I am sure.She is lucky to have you.

Von said...

Your cousin will certainly be blessed by that pretty, sparkly butterfly! :)

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

This is one spectacular butterfly. You really picked a beauty thanks to a little help from "God's Wink". Sandy will be delighted I am sure.

My daughter's name is Sandy too and she adores butterflies of all kinds. She can even tell if is a girl or boy.
How special is that?

Peace to all,
Barb


Margaret said...

What a lovely happenstance! A perfect butterfly to send to your cousin.

Sandra Sullivan said...

What a beautiful to happen to both you and your cousin. Sometimes things are just meant to be. Hope it brings a smile to her face as it did yours.
Sandra
Homespun Elegance

Pam in IL said...

This post made me smile! I'm sure your cousin will enjoy your gift.

Heritage Hall said...

Happiness (and inspiration) walk in through a door you didn't even know you left open....it was there all the time, Marly, even
amidst the difficult times....

C. M. Designs said...

I do believe in "God Winks" for sure ! The lovely butterfly will help your cousin to have a beautiful day.
I'm glad you had a beautiful day in your "neighborhood" both weather wise and art wise.
Charlotte in Virginia

Parsley said...

I love it when God 'winks' at us!

Cindy's Stitching said...

How pretty and thoughtful. She will love it.

Kim said...

God winks are the BEST!!!

Maggee said...

I don't believe in coincidences. Definitely a God wink just for YOU! Those are really nice gifts for your cousin...she will surely like them! Hugs!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

God does indeed work in mysterious ways, beautiful butterfly that will bring a smile to your cousin's heart.

Catherine said...

Beautiful!

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