Thursday, April 19, 2012

Special delivery

I don't usually post my gifts in case I miss someone or hurt someone's feelings, 
but I had to share this with you.
Some of you know


Sherry always has the SWEETEST and most gracious things to say when she comes by and comments.
Not just to me, but to ALL her friends. It's never one word, or one line with our Sherry. 
Ever since my MOM died, she's been making something special for me.
She creates from her HEART, no doubt about that.
Let me show you shall I?
It's a treasure box. Sherry made this incredible box embellished with my MOM in mind.
This is the side. the other side has pretty ribbon to tie the box.

This is the back of the box.
Even little French poodles in the corners.

 She even has ceramic wings from Phoenix for me.
 These are very thick stock cards with pictures 
that speak to my HEART. She took them from my blog, with permission of course.
 This one you might remember. 
The stairway to heaven I envisioned my mom taking when she left us.
Look how happy MOM was here.
Sherry put sweet little wings on her for a speedy journey.
It looks like a small box, but it's not. It's the size of a book!

 You'll remember this one too. 
Her sister Jeannine's 90th Birthday Party.
So many moments...

 My absolute FAVOURITE of mom and I dancing at my sister's birthday.
Sherry glittered every single piece. Sweet little butterflies are everywhere.

 Look at the DETAILS OMG.
The BOX is OPEN.
 You know this is my most favourite of all. 


Now you know why I had to share this with you.
Thank you dear Sherry from Phoenix. 
You are an ANGEL for creating such a gift for me.
You have touched my HEART in more ways than you can imagine.

Happy Weekend everyone.


Designs By Pinky said...

Oh Claudie, that book is the most precious thing anyone could have done for you. What a treasure!!!! I remember when my Mom died I was POSSESSED with pictures, had them all over the rec room floor. I am so sad about Sister too, I hope she will be OK. I will say some prayers. Have a beautiful weekend. XO, Pinky

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Goodness, see this is why blog friends are so special. People in our real world just don't get it! We would all do anything for each other and that includes a wide spread prayer chain, I will say a prayer tonight as I lay my head on the pillow for your BFF Sister Lolette. I was taught by nuns for 8 years and put them on a pedestal!


Kimberly said...

Wow what a wonderful gift. I will check out your blog. She sounds like one of a kind.
So so sorry about Sister. Keep us posted!!!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dear God....

I am going to be praying for YOU both. She is strong and has been a rock for you and more....I pray that SILENCE and peace will fill YOUR heart my dear and allow Sister to shine her strength even in this episode of her life.

BE WELL and thank you for visiting. Anita

De tout, de rien said...

What a wonderful gift from the heart. She would have given you a million dollars and it wouldn't mean as much.

I will be praying for your friend.



"Create Beauty" said...

What an amazing gift of friendship and love!!!! A treasure you will keep always. Praying for Sister as I send this my dear. I have a good friend who is having to say goodbye to her mom this week.... and you know how hard goodbye's are...

Thanks for sharing your joys along with your sorrows.

WIth love and prayers,

Christie said...

NO, no, no....sister lolotte will be in our prayers along with you, dear Claudie...

What an incredible gift from such a dear friend! You will cherish that treasure box always.
Much love and hugs and prayers that there will be some better news, soon.

C'est moi Claudette said...

UDATE ON SISTER... SHe's up and walking around and seems ok for now. I'm going to visit with her TODAY. I had to call and find out what was going on.
I will tell her how much we all LOVE HER.
Your prayers helped. Hallelujah.
P.S. I took out the part about sister in this POST. I wanted to focus on sweet Sherry.

Beverly said...

Ah, our Sherry is definitely a very special person with a loving and giving heart.♥

I know this will be a forever treasure for you, Claudie. I am so glad you shared it with us.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This brings tears to my eyes! How sweet Sherry is to do this and give you so much love. Wonderful memories. Hugs, Linda

Pretty Things said...

How wonderful!

Sandy Michelle said...

Aww that was so thoughtful of her! What a keepsake! Have a great weekend mon cherie!

Sandy xox

Red Rose Alley said...

O.K. I'm not sure which side is my favorite. I love them all! She is certainly talented, isn't she? This box is wonderful. I just love the picture of you and your mom. I think my favorite picture was the long walkway with the flowers. It's beautiful. Such a special friend you have, Claudie. I know you will treasure the box forever.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

How beautiful this is Claudie! It was so sweet of Sherry to make this for you. True love from the heart.

Love Deb xxoo

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a wonderful gift from the heart! Sherry is very talented and so thoughtful.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Claudie My Dear Sweetie...
What a beautiful post dear one. If I could have given you the moon, you know I would do so. You are such a beautiful gift from God to me, and I cherish each and every letter we share. One day we will meet.

I know as I worked on each piece of this gift of love, that your sweet Momma was smiling away. I am so happy that you loved those little wings, when I saw them I knew they were meant to be, the completing piece of the box.

The cards were of course for your heart to view when you needed them. Something to hold. May you smile and feel my arms around you each and every time that you pick up your box of love.

I will be sending up some prayers dear one for Sweet Sister Lolette dear one. Happy to hear that she is up and moving around. Keep me posted.

Many hugs dear one and SO much love to you, Sherry

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What an amazing gift for you Claudie! I met Sherry when I was in Phoenix and she is really a sweetheart!
Beautifully done, such a keepsake, enjoy!

Karena said...

Claude first I am so happy to find you and I am just stunning with the beauty of this memorabilia!! Sherry is so dear and caring!! God bless your Mother!

I do have a $100 Giveaway from Soft Surroundings on my site if you would like to enter!!

Art by Karena

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Sherry is a treasure just like you are Claudie. (())

Luna und Luzie said...

This gift is so beautiful. What a treasure your sweet friend made for you.

Happy Weekend to you and you family

wendy said...

Oh my goodness, of course you had to share it with us. It is beautiful. A lot of thought and love went into every detail.
See how much we ALL adore you.
I wish I were more creative...nope, not gonna happen. My one valentine envelope I sent you gals about did me in. (tee,hee)

This is a happy box that you can keep going to and remember your mom.
xxxoooo !!!!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Just found your sweet comment on my Easter post tonight. So very nice to meet you and I am looking forward to getting to know you.
Yes to the answer about having more pink in my house. My house is full of it.
Sherry is a very special friend and I enjoy having her too as a friend.
I love what she has made for you.
This is certainly a gift you will cherish forever.
Sorry for the loss of your mom.
Off now to sign up as a follower.
Glad you found me so I could find you
Your profile picture is just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Claudie...I think I commented some place else on the beautiful memory box your friend Sherrie made for you, but it was so very sweet of her, I wanted to say again it must have really touched you to have her do that... It
was made with so much love and thoughtfulness.....something you can have forever to remember your mom.
Also, I am wondering how your dear little friend, Sister Lolotte, is doing. I hope she is feeling better each day and will soon be up and about. She sounds like such a sweet person, I know how much she means to you...please
keep us all posted on her progress.
Have a happy week, pretty lady..
excited for your trip!!!!!
Fond hugs and love....Francy

Julie said...

There was a lot of thought that went into that surprise. There are so many really lovely people in our paths. Thank goodness for them, truly. EVerything in life is a pay it forward. You have done so much for others Claudie and that is just returning to you.


Suzann said...

What a sweet gift what a very thoughtful friend!!!
Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
Suzann ~xoxo~

~CC Catherine said...

Oh my Claudie, this post made me cry. What a GIFT from your friend Sherry. She is a talented lady...and knew exactly what you needed. She's got to be one of the angels that God has sent you to touch your heart with her visits to you. I think He does that for us, ya know. I once heard that since God can't physically hug us here on earth, He sends friends to us to hug us for Him. I think when He sent Sherry your way, He knew you'd need her talents... It's in the loss of the people we love the most that we dig deeper to understand what a tremendous blessing they were...and still ARE to our lives.

I think this will be a TREASURE that you hold close to your heart forever! You could use it to write Love Letters To Mom in Heaven when you're really missing her...after writing them, just tuck them into your box. Years down the road you'll pull a Love Letter from the box that you wrote for her and it will feel like a visit with her.

I love you friend....and Happy Mother's Day to you & to your Momma too! She raised two lovely daughters! xoxo Your GA Peach, ~CC

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Yep, I agree.... Sherry is one special chickie... how wonderful of her to be so thoughtful and make you such meaningful pressies.... What a kind and sweet thing.....