I love gifts. I love planning them out, working in a theme, wrapping them, and devising the surprise of giving them. I get an insane amount of joy from gifting! It is one of my love languages for sure! I get to think about the person I give something to and really try to find that perfect thing (even if it is a pack of gum) that will make the receiver know that I really put some thought into how to make them smile.
So, it is no coincidence that I just happen to love, LOVE, LURVE getting a gift about as much as giving one. I love the idea that someone has spent time thinking of me.
As a mommy ~ I spend all of my time thinking and caring for kids and I honestly don’t do anything for myself. I am what some people may refer to as ‘low maintenance’ kind of gal. So, when someone goes out of their way to give me something super special, something that I have wanted (but NEVER told anyone about), something with intention and meaning to it ~ well, then I am humbled and verklempt all at the same time.
I want to show you what April did for me in a gift exchange! She got me the EXACT sculpture that I wanted ~ without even knowing it! It was like God whispered to her as she shopped and said ‘THAT ONE is the ONE’!
As I opened this, you should have seen the look on my face! You could have blown me over with a feather I was so excited! It was just so unexpected and exactly right!
I love Midnight Orange everything that Antonia creates. As an artist, I love the story behind what she does along with the depth and intimacy of the pieces she makes. As a mother separated from her child by death, I love that this a reminder of us together, as mother and child. There could not have been a better gift for me!