Monday, March 29, 2010

Footprints in our Hearts

Many people will walk in and out of your life,
but only true friends will leave footprints
in your heart.
~~~Eleanor Roosevelt~~

Saturday at The Brickhouse was a special day for Tim and I. We realized why we love having our little Craft Shop...it is all about the people we have met in the past 3 years....special people who have become our friends and the way they have made us better people. Tim and I have wonderful customers and a lot of them are like family to us. On Saturday 5 Special friends surprised us with gifts.
The first gift we received on Saturday was this:


I love these eggs...!!!!

This gift was made by Tammy. I had no idea what we did to deserve this amazing gift from Tammy, but we love it. Tammy is a a truly talented lady. She makes the best prim goodies and I am always oohing and aahing over her creations. I am trying to talk her in to selling her wares in our Shop, I know our customers would love her goodies as much as I do. I had the chance to meet Tammy's mother and she is a beautiful lady just like Tammy. And then there is Tammy's daughter who is so nice and she is like our "adopted" daughter. Lauren is proud of her mom, Tammy, and she always tells me what her mom is creating and if I am lucky, Lauren will bring the goodies into the Shop to show me what her mom made for her. Tammy, THANK you for the Easter Gift! You have left your footprint in our hearts.

So I told you that there were 5 Special people that surprised Tim and I on Saturday...here are the other special people.

Let me introduce these special ladies. Starting on the left meet Miss Alaina, next is Miss Brianna, in the middle is Miss Stephanie and then there is Miss Destiny.

I love these young ladies! If I were to have daughters, I would want them to be just like these young ladies. They are the nicest, most well~mannered and God~loving people you could ever meet. We have known them for a few years now. I remember the very first time that they stopped by the Shop and they always amaze me. They are always thinking about other people and they love buying gifts for their family members. I have never heard them argue and they treat each other with so much respect. Their parents did an amazing job raising their girls!

On Saturday evening after we closed the Shop, Tim and I were sitting in the Shop relaxing and talking. A car pulls up to the Shop and in walks my favorite girls with big smiles on their faces. They presented Tim and I with a HOMEMADE CARROT CAKE and A BEAUTIFUL HAND PAINTED sign.

We didn't know what we did to deserve such a wonderful gift...It sure left BIG footprints in our heart..lots of footprints! The cake was one of the best carrot cakes we have ever had and the sign was perfect! Alaina was the baker, she made the yummy cake. Thank you Alaina it was SO GOOD! The frosting and the sprinkles were so pretty and we were told that Destiny was in charge of decorating the cake....Destiny you did a great job..the cake was so pretty....just like you..Thank you Destiny. The sign was designed and painting by the artist of the family, Stephanie. Stephanie is going to be a famous artist someday...I know it! Thank you so much Stephanie for the pretty sign...you're very special! And last but not least is Brianna....she just got her driver's license and she was the chauffeur...she did a great job delivering the cake....the cake arrived all in one piece! LOL...Brianna you are a wonderful young lady...I love your smile.... thank you for the hugs that you gave to Tim and I. That meant a lot to us!

I am not sure what we did to deserve the gifts from all of these special people but we treasure them and treasure the friendship. Tammy, Brianna, Alaina, Stephanie and Destiny THANK you all for your friendship and your gifts. You put smiles on our faces and footprints in our hearts!

For all our readers of our blog, may you all go out this week and leave footprints in another person's heart.

~~Patti~~

12 comments:

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

What wonderful gifts! You are indeed blessed!

NancyD said...

What a lovely post! You brought tears to my eyes. I'm thinking that you 2 are pretty special people who have left footprints in many people's hearts:) Enjoy your gifts and have a blessed Easter.

Pam said...

What sweet gifts you got there! I love those eggs & that carrot cake looks so yummy!!! You have some very special friends! Thanks for sharing this special story with us...I enjoyed reading it=)

Holly Hills Primitives said...

The best things happen to the most deserving people and it sounds like you and Tim fit the bill! What wonderful surprises. Hope you have a great week, Dawn

Dan said...

It sounds like you had a very special weekend, spent with people who mean a great deal to you!

~Dan~

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

What an awesome post....I suspect those people are just as lucky to have you in their lives as you are to have them! Great gifts!

Teri said...

Such a sweet weekend for both of you...such wonderful friends bringing special treasures to you! Thank you for sharing and sweet blessings for your week!

weaverpat said...

Oh Patti,
Your post made me feel so happy! You are such a delightful person! No wonder you have these amazing friends.
Happy Easter to you and your family!!!
HUGS!!!

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

Amazing how one can touch the lives of others - kindness goes a long way and is never forgotten! I am sure you have touched so many lives by just being you.

bspinner said...

The reason you have so many wonderful friends is because you are a "wonderful friend".

Cake looks yummy!!!! Love the eggs.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I am loving those polk-a-dot eggs..I love polk-a-dots...great idea..love your shoppe..do you sell on line? have a wonderful Easter.:)

TeresaM said...

How nice Patti!!!! I can't believe it has been 3 years already! WOW! Time sure is flying by!