Friday, May 16
Show and Tell Friday
It's time for Show and Tell Friday. If you would like to participate, drop over to Kelli's at There's No Place Like Home.
My regular readers will know that I love all types of birds. I especially like those that have bright colors and beautiful songs. Birds are natures music and they always bring a splash of color into our yards. There's nothing like waking up in the morning to bird song outside your window.
When I turned 50, my mother gave me a birthday party. It is not something that I would have planned for myself, as I dislike being in the limelight. However, Mom felt that I had missed out as we never had birthday parties when we were kids. She'd thrown a party for my brother three years before when he turned 50 and so she did the same for me.
Even though Mom told everyone "Well wishes only," I got quite a few gifts. One of these was music box.
This was given to my by Aunt May. She is Mom's sister and my favorite aunt. The birds are beautiful, as are the porcelain flowers.
I took a photo from the end so you can see the beautiful flowers. Every petal is perfect.
This basket of flowers with the birds is a music box and it plays the song, Everything is Beautiful. Aunt May was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. In April 2007, she was diagnosed with bone cancer. Since that time the cancer has spread to her head. She never was well, as she has the same rare blood condition that Grandma had, but now she is battling for her life. Please keep her in your prayers.
No matter what happens, I will always have this beautiful music box that Aunt May gave me when I turned 50. It will be passed down in the family as a treasured heirloom.
Have a great weekend and if the opportunity arises, do a random act of kindness. ~Blessings, Mary~