knowing how much i miss the seasons of the midwest, my mom surprised me with a package in the mail - laminated fall
yes, sounds funny, but to keep the color, that's what you have to do. so maddie started to "open" the leaves (taking the lamination off) before i explained to her that that wasn't part of the packaging. to enjoy the leaves, we made a garland on our gate, right by our front door - and added a few of the girls' painted leaves. i of course think of fall when i see tahem daily, but what i really think is MOM. Mom is Home and that is why i am always so homesick for home.
today is november 8th...she arrives to California on December 8th...you can bet there is countdown going on!
Happy Birthday "Ma"