My brother-in-law Donald and I collected most of the shells and Jayden collected most of the rocks.
The oyster shells are my favorite!
Donald also collected most of the beach glass, BUT Ray found the beautiful blue one and I found the pretty PINK one! It was a little Gift from Heaven! (It doesn't look very pink in these pictures, but it's pink!)
Then I added them to the vase with the rest of our treasured beach glass (most of which Donald collected for us)!
(I haven't forgotten about sending my friends some, I'm just late all the time! But please don't expect the pink one!)
Now, when we got home Ray said, "Eileen, you have a package here from your sister Marybeth."
"I have a package? A package from Marybeth?"
"That's what it says."
What could Marybeth be sending me?
What's beneath all these pink and white bits?
What is that peeking out on the lower right?
Oh! It's a pretty pale pink and pastel green plate! Oh! She read my blog! She knows I want some pink! It's the best kind of gift of all ~ it's a heart-to-heart gift. Marybeth, I have tears in my eyes.
Let's take it into the kitchen and see how it looks there!
Look at the pretty little flowers all around the ruffled rim, and the polka dots! It's so sweet!
Marybeth, I love it! And I love you!
Thank You, God, for Marybeth!
Thank You, God, for family, and friends, for beaches and shells, for pink and blue glass, for a family-fun summer day, for Heaven-to-Earth gifts, and for heart-to-heart gifts. Thank You, God.
And God Bless our blogger friend Diana and send her back to us soon! I miss her!