Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Sweetest Surprise


Today after a drive home from VT to visit my mom, I found a little package on our front porch.
Since I hadn't ordered anything I wondered who could have sent anything. To my delight it was from
JULIA KELLY'S MOONFLOWER STUDIO.

Julia, a terrific fabric illustrator has been a friend for quite a while now, and we often exchange views on each other's artwork, kids, and life in general. I had told her the story of our oldest child, Catherine who played the part of an Angel in the live Christmas pageant at our church. While the adults and others stepped inside out of the cold she was left in charge of the wayward sheep. Of course it got loose and went running through the parking lot outside the church. Our little girl ran after it praying all the while that the angels and saints and the good Lord would help her catch it. And she did. By the time the adults reassembled outside all the actors and "that sheep" were placed accordingly within the live Nativity.

My undying thanks to JULIA KELLY for her creation and for the loving gift she has given to me and my daughter, now grown, but still an angel!

4 comments:

Amy C. Moreno said...

Ginger,
That is so incredible! I remember the story and that amazing fabric illustration by Julia...wow. What a gift. Julia...that's fantastic!

Kate said...

How wonderful! I love the story, and the fabric creation is priceless!

vanessa said...

How wonderful was that. Surprise! It's so very nice to know that there are very kind hearted people who give from the heart! This is a wonderful blessing. Thanks for your kind words. They encourage me so very much. Thanks so much! Your Poof illo is awesome and fun. You have a wonderful imagination! Your illustrations are just fabu eye candy to me. Love it! I will be back for more of this wholesome goodness.

NANCY LEFKO said...

what a wonderful gift....

a true friend....