Here's me opening the envelop on the kitchen counter and starting my ooo's and ahhh's right away.
I put the beautiful creation over my head immediately, squealing with delight when I saw the mermaid-me on the top !
Even Chica and Azzy came to check out why I was making such and excited fuss !
Check this gorgeous, perfectly me, mermaid-a-riffic thing out !
Looking at it upside down, I started to notice all the little details Arlene has put into my sweet gift. Buttons, shells, pebbles, Spanish Loteria cards, beads, sequins...
These are the tears I cried when I explained to David how touched I was by what Arlene has inscribed on her mistress-piece of an apron.
Came & Spoke
Why did that make me cry ?
Because I felt really heard. Arlene knows I love mermaids and the ocean, but she also read and left a sweet comment on my blog post about meeting a mermaid on Hampton Beach. She heard me, she gets me, and she put all of that into a piece of art that she made just for me. All of this from a woman I have never seen in person. It just touched me so much that someone could see and hear my heart so well ! It made me feel so wonderfully loved.
I wiped off the tears and David and I headed outside to get a couple more shots on the back deck.
I am in love with every blue-green, gauzy, luscious, beaded, Arlene-a-fied thread of this apron!
I know I am a lucky, lucky Queen indeed !
Got up this fine Friday morning and put on my coziest sweat pants, my navy blue long sleeved t-shirt and my "Mer-Kim" Apron...oh and a big smile ! That's my uniform today and guess what ?
I feel BEAUTIFUL !
Thank you, my friend, Arlene ! Have a great weekend, all you Beauties !