Today we celebrated my Mom's 85th birthday. Jessica and I took she and my Dad to one of our favorite places, the Ama Ama Restaurant at the Disney Aulani hotel. It is nice to have such a beautiful property only a few minutes from our home.
It was an absolutely beautiful day. Most of our family was working but I was glad Jessica was able to escape for an hour to join us at this special early morning celebration.
I really admire my Mom's strength.
Life radically changed for her a couple years ago when my Dad began to show signs of dementia.
My mom takes excellent care of my Dad. She has had to make a lot of unexpected adjustments to her life but she persevered with grace, demonstrating her faith and trust in the Lord.
My Mom's favorite color is blue. We didn't plan it but we all just so happened to be dressed in blue today.
So naturally when creating her birthday card and gift I had her favorite color in mind. Would you like to see what I created for her?
I created her card using the Jar of Love stamp set. I used a color scheme of Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder. I embellished every small flower stamp with a tiny rhinestone jewel and added some gold enamel shapes too! The water in the jar was created with an aqua painter that had been dipped into the lid of my Marina Mist Ink Pad.
To go along with the gift I took one of our small stamp cases and covered it with card stock and a coordinating design. I used this as the gift box to wrap my gift.
Inside the box was three mini gift card holders that I created out of a 5 x 5 piece of card stock that was scored and punched with the envelope punch board. Each of these little decorated envelopes had a gift card for something special that my Mom needed or could use.
My Mom sent an email this evening to thank us for the wonderful card and gift and let us know how grateful she was for the special time we shared together this morning.
I am so thankful for the opportunity we had to celebrate my Mom today and I am glad our time together made both she and my Dad feel happy and blessed.