I called my mother this evening to give her good wishes. She told she had a good day at work where a cake was provided and lunch was bought for her. Her favorite moment? Was when my Dad called to wish her a Happy Birthday and he told her he loved her. She and I agreed that was worth more than a dozen roses.
I called my Daddy later. He's mellowing out, Internets. We chatted a few and at the end of our conversation, I told him I loved him. He responded in kind. I'm his daughter...stubborn. I was determined to hear him say that on a more regular basis and I think he finally gets it.
I haven't mentioned it a lot, but I'm sort of running a program at our base Chapel. It's a little thing called Crafts and Conversations. A Chaplain had a vision of seeing spouses come together to meet.....make connections......see that they aren't alone in this military life. I surely didn't want to take it over as this Chaplain moves to her next duty station. I keep promising myself that this won't be for long, the next Chaplain is due in July and SHE can get her feet wet quickly. It's not an easy thing to do, but *sigh* I believe in it's vision. I believe in the idea of the program and what it can offer to young wives away from home for the first time. I love that older wives are participating and helping lead, guide, and direct as much as they can. The creative abilities we are tapping are just amazing.
Yeah, I dig my Thursday morning job.
I thought I would even go so far as to give you a little taste of what we do. We try to keep the projects/crafts to a 2 hour minimum. I want to keep it fun.
This week really qualified for fun.
I also decided this week's craft would be given to my adoring husband. For his desk. So that all who enter his office will see it immediately. They would admire this gift and wish they had one of their own. The jealousy might run rampant through his building upon its arrival.
Without further ado, I give what has been affectionately named.....Phillip.
Ya gotta admit. Phillip the Pig has personality.
Alas, he has a job to do as he sits upon my husband's desk. Go forth, Phillip, and work for the future. Make us proud!
I love Crafts and Conversations.