Blessed! That’s how I feel. True friendship is hard to come by. But I have a true friend. And she just gave me a beautiful handmade gift. Margaret has been my friend for years.
As she said, we’ve been friends “through the good, the bad and the ugly.” We’ve watched our kids grow up and helped each other through the homeschooling journey. We camped together at many a star party and spent lots of holidays together.Now we are encouraging each other through the grandma part of our lives!
Margaret has started sewing…again. She used to sew pretty dresses for her girls. Life got busy and sewing was set aside, until just recently when she attended a quilting class at JoAnn’s. I saw that she was making beautiful pillows. She said she would make one for me, so we picked out fabric and here it is! Who can resist cheerful owls? And the sewing is perfect! I’d say she learned that lesson well.
She is on to new quilting lessons. But I wanted to share some things that she has taught me. She has shown me the importance of surrounding yourself with flowers. Her deck is filled with lovely potted plants every summer. Just last week, we were out together and she excitedly bought fall mums for 88 cents at Home Depot. I couldn’t help myself and joined in.
She has shown me what the gift of hospitality looks like and shares her home and a meal with us often. Margaret knows how to hold things tightly and not gossip to others. And she makes a person feel important by keeping in touch even when apart. She laughs with me and cries with me.
I do have a true friend. And I hope that I can keep learning from her. In the meantime, we’ll be doing this grandma thing. Neenie and Grammie. That’s us!