Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy.
I have been asked several times already, I might as well get this post out of the way. Am I right?
Where the heck have I been? Well, I have been sick. I have also been really busy working on gifts and cards for people that haven’t received them yet. People, who I know like to visit the site and I would hate for them to find out what they are getting from me before I give it to them. I love watching people open gifts.
Here in my neck of the woods, we never really had a problem with pollen, until this year. It would seem, during the love/hate relationship Florida has had with the Sun, pollen has invaded my yard and took over. I have been fighting those darn allergies so bad, I was nearly in bed a week.
Now that I have managed to kick that in the butt, I am back at it with writing and I am happier than ever.
Today, I wanted to talk about something that is dear to my heart, showing kindness. I have been reading a lot of my Bible recently and one of the things I have been read a lot was how giving the apostles were. No matter how hard things got, or how horrible they were treated they never stopped showing love and kindness.
This isn’t a preaching moment, I promise, I am getting to my point. Throughout my life, I have shown how to share love and kindness with others. My father is a Pastor and a Deputy. He has spent his entire adult life giving of himself to others. My mother is a Pastor’s Wife and she works for the DMV and Tax Collector’s office. This woman right here, she never ceases to amaze me.
Here in the States, we are getting ready for Mother’s Day, May 13th. My mom’s birthday is that same day, making it even more special. Before you go down that same road that most people go down, my mom is celebrated for her birthday the day before and she is celebrated on Mother’s Day. We always try to separate the two, when they fall on the same day or really close.
I wanted to devote a portion of this post today, to pay a huge Thank You to my mom.
Thank you! Thank you for all of those hugs and kisses. Thank you for all of those times riding in the car singing along to George Strait at the top of our lungs. Thank you for always reminding me that I am strong enough. Thank you for always reminding me that life isn’t about being a size two and hating myself. Thank you for staying up all night worrying and most importantly, praying for me, when I fell into the wrong path. Thank you for not giving up on me when I finally started to get clean. Thank you for being by my side the day I gave birth to one of your greatest joys. Thank you for not making fun of me too bad when I wrecked my car in our front yard. Thank you for having faith in me when I had none for myself. Thank you for all those meals missed so my siblings and I could eat. When things were hard in your life, thank you for not allowing that to affect how you showed us love. Thank you for being the best woman in the world. Thank you for showing me how a woman should carry herself. Thank you for showing me how a woman is meant to praise God and be her man’s neck, turning his head toward God. Thank you for never giving up on me, when all I wanted to do was quit. If I am half the mom you were and are to me, I know that my little boy is the luckiest kid in the world. I love you more than words could ever express! I love you more!
This woman, y’all, is my best friend. She is my rock and my comfort.
This weekend, as we celebrate her birthday, it is going to be so awesome to see her face.
A couple of weeks ago, I worked on a quick, yet interesting project for the party. I had some mason jars that were use sitting around. Pinterest search later, I went to Rural King and picked up a can of gold spray paint. I set the jars on my work surface, outside. Then I spray painted the mason jars. I made a point to do several coats of paint on the jars to ensure that the gold really popped and would provide a bit of forgiveness if it was clanked to another glass. To top these off, I added some ribbon around the top.
What I love about these jars is how simple they are to work up. With as much as I was making for the party, I love how quick this worked up as well. I love how it made this jars look elegant. I know these jars are merely holding forks, but it adds a bit of a pop to the food table and I can’t wait for my mom to see them.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you did, feel free to give this a like, comment, or share, I would greatly appreciate it. Until next time,
Thank you and God Bless!
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