Sunday, March 18, 2007

She touched me..............






Treadmills
My precious sister has been working on something SPECIAL for me for the past year but would never give me a hint! Well, last night, at my Birthday dinner the gift was given.......and......I must say that it touched my heart! She had made a box of memories for me........some pictures I had never seen before! She carefully and creatively put together childhood memories with photos of our grandparents, parents and ourselves. Seeing my father's handwriting brought tears to my eyes. He has been dead since I was twenty-five and I still get teary when I think of that wonderful man and the love he had for us! My mom was tiny and so cute! Again, pictures I had never seen of them on their honeymoon thrilled me! How do you say "Thank You" for such a special gift? This was certainly one of the most meaningful presents I have ever received, if not the most meaningful! I want to share it with you because it is so beautifully done:) My sister, my love, thank you again and again...........

20 comments:

Sue said...

What a beautiful gift. My pictures and memementos of loved ones are my greatest treasures. I love to spend time sharing them with my family and telling or often retelling all the old stories. I am glad to hear you had such a great birthday.

Diane Duda said...

wow! that really is such a beautiful, and thoughtful gift. i'm sure your sister probably shed a few tears while creating it, too.

you are so lucky to have your sister and now this lovely box of memories!

Dawn said...

Lovely treasure you have been given.
You are blessed with such a sister...

angelica torrez said...

Truly beautifulllllll.....

angelica

firstborn studio said...

happy birthday,linda!
this box is stunning,thoughtful and beautifully done...you and sandy are sooo lucky to have one another and you both continue to wow me with your talent!
xoxo,
d

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Joan said...

Oh, Linda! What a wonderful keepsake!
What a wonderful sister! What a wonderful birthday!

SOINSPIRED said...

What an incredible gift. Of course, everyone knows that you would not spend all of that time and effort on a gift unless the recipient was incredible and would be very appreciative of it. So there you go, you must be! Happy Birthday.

Carol said...

Aren't sisters just the best?

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Happy Birthday!!! What a wonderful, special gift!!! Just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful gift. I'm jealous. I've been working on a Heritage Album and trying to limit each person to one page, but with my extra pictures I might just try to make a Keepsake box similar to yours. I just love it, your sister did a great job.

I've been thinking about making a card or tag book for my brother's 46th birthday with pictures of him as a child. Got any suggestions?

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a special gift and sister you have! it must have been hard for her to keep that project a secret for that long! Happy Belated birthday to you!

Karin (creativechaos) said...

Wow....what a beautiful, wonderful gift from the heart. I love the way she treated each picture with love and a special respect. Just beautiful. What a wonderful sister you have.

stephanie said...

What a lovey, beautiful gift, so heartfelt!! Thank you for sharing, I am sure you will have hours of delight looking through this all.

Heather said...

What a beautiful and touching gift! Lovely.. Happy Birthday!!! xo

Becky said...

incredible-lucky you...
happy birthday.
Becky

Nicole Ellison said...

OMG!! What a wonderful gift!!!! Your sister is special!!!! And so are you!!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Babsarella said...

What a MOST AMAZING and INCREDIBLE gift. Your sister is AWESOME!!! I would have tears of joy myself to have received such a gift from the heart!

beth said...

Dear Ms. Harra,

You are doubly fortunate. You have received a wonderful gift of beautifully presented family memories from an adoring sister, the wonderful gift your mother and father gave you years ago. No need to remind you to treasure her.

Regards,
Beth

tongue in cheek said...

Now that is love!