It is finally Christmas Eve. I know the stockings are stuffed and all the kids tucked into bed in anticipation of tomorrow. Such excitement! Think back to when you were a kid and try to get that feeling too.
Since it is Christmas Eve and a time for family, I thought I would share this gift from Mr. Fix-it. He and I recently celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. Life with him just gets better and better everyday; which is saying a lot because life with him has always been great. Anyone who knows us and him know this to be a true and concrete statement. He is just a kind and family oriented man. A true gem. (He usually doesn't read my blog posts so I am not getting any brownie points)
Anyhow, unknown to me he commissioned this etched mirror with a custom picture. A friend of his etches glass as a hobby and SSG Moore did a super job! I have a thing for mirrors. Mirrors in the garden and mirrors in my home. Every single room in my house has a mirror or two. The porch also has a mirror and I have glass in the yard. Putting a mirror together with an etching just seemed the ideal gift for our anniversary.
Mr. Fix-it and his friend came up with an appropriate design for my new mirror, personally handpicked by Mr. Fix-it. If you look closely you can see him holding up the mirror. This picture was tricky because I did not want to get myself in the picture yet I wanted you all to see the picture itself. The picture has ivy intertwined with the word LOVE, has a few butterflies, and then says "MY GARDEN". It all stands for "I love my garden". I truly do and hubby knows it well-but he still tops the garden anyday!
I told Mr. Fix-it he should have saved it for Christmas since it wasn't done in time for our anniversary-would've saved him picking out a another gift for me. He says he already gives me everything so what else can he give me? I agreed and said just having him around is enough for me. Family at this time of year should be the focus. We all sometimes get carried away with living that we forget what is truly important is not the gifts or money or whatever, it is the thought and consideration behind our actions that really count.
in the garden....