Today I sent my mother a message a bunch of different ways…
But they all mean the same thing: I LOVE YOU.
Then, we spent several hours this afternoon together making a beautiful lemon meringue pie using Meyer lemons from my Nana’s tree in California.
We haven’t cut it yet, but I’m anticipating it eagerly!
For who do you know that really knows you, knows your heart? And even if they did, is there anything they would discover in you that you could take credit for? Isn’t everything you have and everything you are sheer gifts from God?
1 Corinthians 4:7
I’m not a naturally crafty person. My worst grades in school tended to be art classes, and the teacher almost always wrote something like “Katie tries hard” on my report card. Once I grew up, I became meticulous enough to complete crafts at least neatly, if not creatively. So when, this Mother’s Day, we couldn’t find any Gerber daisies to give Mom, I felt pretty ambitious for deciding to make my own from paper.
Fortunately, the Internet — compendium of all knowledge — was there to help. We found a site that described how to make paper daisies, and it seemed pretty doable. With some scrambling and last-minute phone calling, we assembled the materials: Paper, pipe cleaners, circle cutters, and, most of all, my super-creative friend Rachel. (We had other supplies, but the point of this blog isn’t to provide detailed directions to what we did, just to show that we did it.)
After some serious trial-and-error experimentation, Rachel and I figured out a general pattern for creating the daisies. We set up a production line and, 2.5 hours and innumerable paper scraps after starting, had a completed product.
We were delighted. They’re recognizably daisies! They’re downright cute! In a regular vase with some blue tissue paper “water,” it’s definitely a bouquet of flowers. Mom liked them, I think, and we had some fun making them, so I count it as success.