Wednesday, February 15

A Cup O'Love......

This morning I went to the scrapbook store & made my girl Heather one of my "oh-so-coveted" personalized travel mugs. It turned out uber cute!! Now I'm gonna have to make one for myself... the catch??? I don't drink coffee :)












Do you wanna hear something wild????? One of my sisters called today to give me some very interesting news......our grandma won 1/4 of a million dollars in the Ohio lottery last night! BLING! I am so happy for her.....but here's the really sweet part. I called to congratulate her.....

Me: Congratulations Grandma! You really deserve it!

Gma: Thanks!! (she was giddy with excitment)

Me: That is a way cool birthday present (her 75th was on Sunday)

Gma:(very matter of factly) It wasn't a birthday present.

Me: Huh??

Gma: It wasn't for my birthday. It was the first Valentine's gift Don has sent me in years . (my grandpa passed away in the early 90's) But he did really good this year.

I was in tears...how sweet. Although the whole family misses him, I have to admit I don't often stop to think about the enormity of her situation......the love her life is gone, and she is still very much in love with him after all these years. I can't describe how that conversation touched me......it's one of those things I'll carry with me for the rest of my days

8 comments:

em said...

That is a sweet coffee cup...and a super sweet story about your grandma :) Thanks for sharing!

Bonzairn said...

Awesome story - thanks for sharing! LOVE the coffee Cup!!!! I drink coffee... wink wink LOL!!! : )

ingrid said...

What a great story, I hope I can stay so positive when I'm in her shoes someday. And that cup is amazing! You have got to give us tips on how to make them!

Michelle W. said...

Wow! 1/4 million!!! That's amazing!!!

Michelle

stacy a said...

Okay - that's it - you are moving home young lady!!!!!! First the chocolate covered caramel popcorn balls and now a very cool coffee mug???? What are you trying to kill me here??? You know that when (notice I didn't say if) you come home we are going to have an all out crafty and creative cooking 101 class. It could be an all day girl thing. Foo-foo drink making may have to be involved also.

Very cool about grandma. Isn't it amazing the love you can feel for another, even when they are no longer there.

I'm glad that you and K had a great time in Vegas. Love the purse except it's PINK! Winning that much on penny slots - also very cool. Love you & miss you alot!!!!!!!

angieoh! said...

Man, I am tearing up just thinking about it. Congrats to your grandma!!! (on both the lotto and finding true love)

Heather said...

I just have to say that I *love* my mug and am the envy of all of my co-workers and friends. I have threatened my husband within an inch of his life if he puts my fabulous cup in our dishwasher.

Love it!

glo-girl said...

That is so *sweet*!!! That conversation would have broken my heart!

Oh, and LOVE that mug....you could always drink tea in yours!!