Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Special thanks, special day and special delivery.......

Have I told you lately how special you are?  Well if I haven't I sure should.  Thank you so much for your kindness with my last post.  Your beautiful words have helped so much.  Creating a relationship is the beauty of blogging isn't it?  I don't have a blog read by thousands, and what I say might not thrill everyone, but I am honest.  And that honesty means you get the good with the bad.  Well hopefully not all of the bad, but at least some of it.  My blog has never been all staged pictures, pastels and ribbons, it is real, so I thank you for being here on this journey with me.

Yesterday was a pretty important day for us here.  Little Buddy has been living with us for exactly one year.


What a fast year it has been with all sorts of dramatic ups and downs.  He is growing and thriving, and of course he is a bit of a rascal so he keeps us laughing.


I have finished some hats for Taci to take on her trip to Brazil.


Two knitted hats for girls and one crochet hat based on Teresa's pattern for a little boy.  I have one more little boy hat to go and I will send these off to Taci.  I hope you will join in the hat fun and send some hats on their way to keep little ones warm and healthy.


After we left the viewing for the poor young man who killed himself, my friend Holly looked up in the sky and saw an eagle flying high above the trees.  Now we have a few eagles around, as in a very few, they are usually are much nearer to the water and live in more remote places.  This bald eagle was flying all around, even over the church.  We took it as a sign that this young man's spirit was now flying free.  Later I got a text from Holly stating she thought the mascot for this boys high school was the eagle, she was right.  It made it even more meaningful.  That evening when I took Max out to do his business before bed I found this huge feather right in the middle of my lawn.  It was turned over so the back of the feather was illuminated in the moonlight.  You know I love feathers and always feel like they are a gift from God or the Universe.  I am pretty sure it isn't an eagle feather, actually I am not sure who this belonged to, but I am thrilled I found it all the same.


Just so you get an idea of actually how big it is I took a photo of it with the baby hat.

So there you have it, special thanks to all of you for your kindness.  Little Buddy and our family have just had a special anniversary, and these special hats will be sent to Taci, along with many from around the world, to help in her quest to help little ones in Brazil.

Hope you are having a special day.



46 comments:

Sue Silva said...

Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary with Little Buddy.

You are a very sweet lady, Meredith! He's a lucky boy.

xo

Vikki Hooks said...

What a wonderful day for your family and your little guy. I can't believe it has been a year already...wow..time sure does pass quickly.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm so glad the feather found you. They do have special meaning. Yay for a full year of Little Buddy living with you. He has enriched my life through your blog! The baby hats are adorable. You do so many good things with your talent..

hugs,
Linda

kathyinozarks said...

Wow I can not believe it has been a year already with Little Buddy-that took me by surprise-sometimes time just goes so fast it seems.
I do believe feathers are a sign-Last year in early spring I again tried to take my daily hike in our woods as I did every day when our beloved family pet Nikita was with us. When she passed I was so saddened that I could not take my walks with out crying and had to return home.
However, last year spring it had been a year at that point I said to myself I must get over this and enjoy my walks again-
I was feeling so so, and then I looked down and found a pure white wild turkey feather-we do see feathers here but I have never seen white ones-so I took that as a sign that everything would be better in my little world.

kathyinozarks said...

oh and I am curious if any of your readers knows what bird this feather belongs too. I looked up eagle feathers but they do not have that little notch on the top

Amy at love made my home said...

Gosh, time really has flown by hasn't it. I imagine you wondering where on earth that year has gone, but so much has been done, accomplished and a lot of growing has happened too in many ways and that is all so good isn't it. I love your blog because it is real and you are real and that is what I like. If we are happy to take the good - which we are! - then we must also be happy to share in the not so good times with you too, that is what real friends do. So don't ever worry about sharing. Congratulations to all your family on a great year together with your newest family member! xx

Valentina Olden Patterns said...

What a wonderful anniversary you just had, I'm really glad for you! Little Buddy is always smiling in the pictures you post, he really looks like a happy boy - and he surely is! : )
I was moved by your thoughts on the eagle and the feather, I know about these kind of signs we get... always leave me speechless...
Oh, and those hats are all incredibly cute!!

Jennifer said...

What a special milestone. Happy Little Buddy Anniversary to all of you!

Betsy said...

Oh just look at that face. I can't believe a year has flown by already. He has changed so much and seems so content and happy with your family. And yes, we are your family too Meredith. We, at least I, love you very much. Amazing thing isn't it? We've never met with "skin on", but I feel like we're such good friends. We share the good, bad and ugly. Just like friends are supposed too.
You did a great job on those beautiful hats and I just know Taci will love them. The eagle story is so touching. We had the same thing with a dove when Dennis' dad passed away.
Have a lovely day sweet Meredith.
Blessings,
Betsy

Lilbitbrit said...

Hi Meredith, I can't believe it has been one year, it certainly doesn't seem like that. What a bundle of work and a bundle of joy.

Wishing you all the best for your entire family. XXX OOO

Chris said...

Wow such a happy face, brimming with life , love and a little bit of mischief! Life is sure full of upas and downs and as I tell my kids, it isn't always fair or very pretty. I love your blog as it is so real . We all travel the same road in life but I think there is so much comfort in knowing that we have friends at our side and we are at their side too. I think a lot of people feel very isolated and alone, a sense of belonging and community is so very important. It keeps us sane....ish!!!! Your hats are just darling. I wonder what bird lost that, it's a big feather!

Teresa said...

Congratuations on your year with LB. Time sure flies doesn't it! That feather and eagle are so special. I believe in these signs. When my grandpa dieds 24 years ago. The rose bush at my house bloomed with on flower. It had been done blooming for a few months. This was the day after the funeral. I took it as meaning that he was fine and with grandma again who he loved until he died. She had died when I was in high school. Long before he did. I wish I crochet or knit as I would make hats for Brazil also. I am so glad that people like you take care of the little ones.

mamasmercantile said...

Congratulations on your years anniversary with Little Buddy, who looks to be thriving with his new family. How wonderful to find the feather, maybe it is an omen its a lovely thought anyway. Take care.

Regena Fickes said...

I cannot believe that it has been a year that I have been reading all about Little Buddy. It doesn't seem that long and yet, it seems that he has been with us for years. He is so cute, with just the right amount of imp!
Such a tragedy for the family of the child who took his life. My heart hurts for them. Life and death are so bound together, we often forget life does not end with earthly death. We can trust God to be in control.
Take a deep breath, hug Max, kiss your boys and know it is all right. Much love,
Regena

Angel Jem said...

Does it feel like a year or does it feel like forever?
Congratulations! And I'm so glad that the feather brought you a feeling of relief and the love of God.

My Garden Diaries said...

I believe in that....when my cousin passed last winter I was seeing these beautiful hawks soaring everywhere I went. And I could feel my cousin in those moments. Your hats are beautiful!!! YAY for one year with this little sweet blessing! Just amazing...wishing many years of exciting times for your family with this Little Buddy!!!! Nicole xo

Acorn to Oak said...

That's the best part of blogging....the wonderful people we meet and friends we make. :-)

Those hats are adorable. Especially the pink ones! :-)

ellen said...

That Little Buddy has been with you a whole year! I can't believe it, but do know he does bring such smiles to all of your readers.
I do love your blog because it shows, I think, the genuine YOU...a person I know I could count on as a friend and a person who would bring joy and comfort to my life.
I am so glad that the eagle was there and that you found that feather. And most importantly, that you were there with eyes and heart to receive such gifts.
xoxo, Ellen.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary with Buddy! It has gone by quickly, how blessed you all are to have one another!

Melissa said...

what a very cool story!!

CJ said...

A whole year, that's wonderful. I do so love little rascals, they're the best. Gorgeous little hats, I'm sure they will be so very much appreciated. The feather is quite lovely, and very meaningful. CJ xx

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

To your whole family Meredith,
Congratulations on a beautiful and wonderful first year with your Little Buddy! Thank you for sharing this beautiful experience and family love with all of us. It has been an exceptional year, and as you said, ups and downs, but how lovely to do it all with the love and support of your amazing family. Thank you for being you and sharing all your humor and honesty!
You know I think you are a riot, you always get a chuckle out of me.
See you soon, xoRobin (you know what I mean)

Christina said...

One year is such a big milestone, isn't it? Congratulations! Little Buddy is oozing happiness, I just love his smile. I like my boys to be little rascals, to me it is a sign of independent thinking.
Lots of love. xxx

Kris said...

First Mer, let me say that I had not read your post about the loss of the boy you knew, till just now. I am so very sorry. I cannot imagine anything worse in this life, than to lose your child. And even worse, for him to have taken his own life. It is so tragic. I am sick for them. I know that it rocked your world too. When my oldest daughter was 17, she lost her boyfriend in a car accident. There were 4 boys in the car, and three were killed. One was seriously injured with life changing injuries. That experience was the closest thing we have ever come to, to knowing anyone who lost a child. It was a devastating loss. I am so sorry you have been through so much rough stuff! It does weigh heavy on us.
Also, on the complete flip side. hooray for your anniversary with LB! What a gorgeous young boy he is. You can see that he is thriving with you!
Much love my friend.
XO Kris

Susanne Tyree said...

Awww. Little Buddy is sure cute, and has the sweetest smile to go along with all that cuteness. It seems like just yesterday you were telling us all about the new addition to your family. Time sure does fly. The feather, pennies on the ground, cardinals at the feeder, many say those are a sign that loved ones are near and telling us they are okay. I found a penny this last week, cardinals have been at my bird feeders all week too. I would like to believe that what people say is true.
Susanne :)

Pammy Sue said...

Oh, I love when things like this happen. The feather is beautiful! I do believe that things like that are messages, some of them anyway. How special. Thanks for sharing it.

Teresa Kasner said...

I like your blog just the way it is.. real and honest. I hope you feel the same about mine. I think that it was a sign also that your young friend's spirit was flying free. And how special it was to find that big beautiful feather in your yard. Sending my calming thoughts your way. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

kathy b said...

It is important to find symbolic meaning in our days and our gifts. The Feather has deep and hopeful meaning.
I love your hats. Love you and the Lil buddy!

Stins said...

And it was such an extra special year with little buddy in your family ....
So great we can enjoy his lovely character too!!
Those kind of messages from nature or God are really heartwarming, aren't they...?
Lots of love from Mirjam.

HollyM said...

I like a blog that is real. That is how I write mine, of course not all the bad, as you say. It's part of the reason I started blogging-- to make friends and connect with others.
The years pass all to quickly as you'll know with your grown boys.
I'm really sorry that I missed your last post. Young deaths are so tragic. I feel for everyone involved and especially the family.
I'm not religious but feathers really appeal to me. I've collected a few. Makes me think when there is a serendipitous sign like the eagle though. I'm not an expert, but yours could be from a seagull?

Géraldine B. said...

A beautiful story ... happy birthday for all of us and happy special day !!!! I'm in lat to wish you the best and thaht I'm so sorry for this guy you know .. very sad... we really don't nedd such a drama in our lives ! I wish you a lovely day !

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Feathers are without a doubt special gifts. How very fitting that the Eagle soared above the church... I believe it was a good sign, too.

Happy Anniversary to Buddy and y'all!! May God bless and be with you ~ tanna

linda said...

How fast the time goes a whole year already happy anniversary dear Little Buddy. The hats are lovely Meredith I have made a couple from Teresa's pattern too. The feather was a sign, how lovely it found you. :) xx

Lynne said...

Feather=goosebumps. Has LB been with you a whole year already?? He has grown in many ways I think. The hats are adorable.

20 North Ora said...

Can't believe you have had your precious little one a year! Such a wonderful gift you have given him. Your little hats are darling. Another gracious deed of yours.

Thanks for your sweet comments.

Judy

Dee said...

I chose to think it IS an eagle feather sent just for you. That young man knew who's yard it should go to.

Little Buddy looks quite mischievous. He has a twinkle in his eye.

Ljubinka said...

Congratulations, all the best <3!!
Beautiful baby hats!

Carla from The River said...

Congratulations! I am excited to follow your adventures with Little Buddy. :-))

Thank you for sharing this special post today.

xx oo
Carla

Grammy Braxton said...

I'm sure your blog is just like, open, honest and truthful. I like it just that way. Congratulations on the one year anniversary. Little Buddy and your family are lucky to have found each other.
Hugs,
Sharon

Kate Mossy said...

Time is a funny thing. Looking back at certain moments where it seemed that time stood still, only to realize how quickly it passed!

Debby said...

Congratulation to your family for a year of having Little Buddy. He sure is a cutie.
I missed your last post. That's just so sad. We have had 2 people this year that took their life. One was 27 and the other 15 as well. They just don't know how to handle their feelings at that age. I've seen what this does to a family. I think it would have to be something you never get over. And something you would always blame yourself for. But it's no one's fault. HUGS

elns said...

Wow a whole year. I love LB and the spirit and love he brings to you and the family.

I think it goes without saying we come here for you, Mere. Your voice is something we want to listen to. Thanks for sharing the tough bits along with the light.

Toni said...

What a wonderful anniversary to celebrate. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

handmade by amalia said...

These hats will make the children so happy, they are beautiful!
Amalia
xo

Babajeza said...

Congratulation. This boy is a happy little boy, I'm happy for him and you! He is lucky to have you. Hugs, Regula

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I'm with you on the blogging, real and honest, which means that is the type of blog friends we attract. And if we ever were to meet in real life, we know that the connection is already there; it's as if we've known each other forever. Happy one year to you all! Life certainly is full of twist and turns. Very sad about that boy; bittersweet days for sure. I do believe signs are everywhere if we open up our hearts to find them. The hats you've made are lovely. Hugs and blessings, Tammy