She would paint 100 hearts as a thank you to 100 women who had touched her life in some way. At first the list was hard to create, but it got easier as the project took on a life of its own. Do you want to know the best part? The women she is painting for don't know it! They don't even know she is doing this!! Next September she will have a gallery showing displaying them, they will receive an invitation insisting they come and then she will show them their heart. Personally I can't wait to attend....with my camera....and LOTS of kleenx!
Fall has arriiivveeddd!!! Now for the fun stuff. Let's talk pumpkin patches! From Seattle to Portland there are quite a few options to satisfy any type of need. We have farms with nothing, but pumpkins and patches with so many activities it will make you head spin. Then there is one that is kid friendly, but also has some good adult scary fun too! So buckle up and let's take a tour.
There was a quite tension in the air when I walked in. The kind you know that has been building since she got the call that he was coming home. All that nervous and excited energy gets translated into mass cleaning efforts and when that is exhausted we move on to the next thing to distract from the anticipation and butterflies, getting ready to see him!
There is a saying in the military "it's not official until their boots are on the ground", which translates to, just because they gave you a time and date doesn't mean anything until their boots hit the dirt in front of you!
That was this homecoming. They don't tell us what causes the time delays or the changes only that it's been pushed back a few hours or a day, or that he's been moved from this wave of soldiers to the next. My heart broke for this amazing and strong momma each time word came down that it was going just a little longer for her to hold her other half in her arms
There is something so sweet and fun about celebrating that bond between momma and her babies, but this one was extra special. This one was a gift for their Daddy, who is in the military and is often far from home. Mom wanted to give him the gift of time, a glimpse of what goes on while he is away and a little reminder of his girls. How could I resist?! (This is one of the many reason I picked up my camera in the first place.)