Welcome to my new blog Seashells and Lavender .
I chose to use my business name for this blog, because it represents things that I love.
Living by the water......
In a cottage, filled with shells collected from the sea.
Having the scent of dried lavender, from the cottage gardens, drifting through this shabby little home....warming the hearts of all who enter.
There will be changes here.
If you've come just from a decorator's interest, you will be disappointed.
I will be sharing more than furniture, and paint colors, and chandeliers.
I will also be sharing my heart.
The things that touch my soul.
I've learned a hard lesson with my last blog.
You can collect all the ironstone, china, linens, lace, and pieces manufactured by your favorite designer, and fill your house with every material thing that pleases the eye....and in the end, you will end up with nothing.
That hole that was inside, will still be empty.
I'd like to introduce you to my oldest daughter, Kelly.
She's a little thing.
What she lacks in size, she makes up for in grit.
Her Papa died of leukemia four months before Kelly's fourth birthday.
She was my rock, at such a young age, and protector to her 22 month old sister, Erin.
Wise beyond her years, Kelly understood matters of the heart better than most adults.
Because of her size, she learned how to stand up for herself as she stubbornly made her way through school.
My little girl has a heart for the less fortunate.
She takes care of the kids at school with disabilities.
One day I asked her how she had the courage to make the attachments to these kids?
Her answer was...if it were my child that needed help....I would want someone like me, taking care of them.
Kelly doesn't speak out of arrogance.
She speaks from her heart.
This is my precious daughter, and her AWESOME husband, Dan.
I feel God has blessed Kelly with Dan.
A man that is patient, and kind...and himself, a teacher.
Ethan is the oldest son.
He started driving this year.
Ethan controls the buttons on his mom's remote.
When these two interact, it's like a comedy....except, Kelly usually isn't laughing.
This is Kayla Marie (her middle name has been a traditional name passed down on both sides).
Kayla is a clone of Kelly....in SO many ways!!
Kayla is our little gymnast. Remember her name. She's going to the Olympics!!!
It warms my heart that Kelly has a daughter to share with as their lives progress........and that there is "Karma". lol
Anson (aka Bubba) is the youngest.
He can be as stubborn as a bull, and as loving as a kitten.
He's the hardest working little boy I've ever met.
When I say little, I really mean that! He's just like his mom.
I'm NOT worried about him, though.
As much as his older brother picks on him, I'm sure Anson will be able to hold his own in any given situation.
It's probably not what you expected.
Every post will be different.
I plan to write about people I've met through blogging, my family, friends, my cottage, and gardens. Things that make a difference in my life, and bring me joy.
I found this on Pinterest today...... If the whole world was blind,
how many people would you impress?