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Written by Sue, Wednesday,April 2,2014                        Sunny, temps. high 80's absolutely beautiful
March went by so fast for me, and I am glad it seemed to pass so quickly, now I know spring has finally arrived. I was so busy with the garden that I didn't take the time to take many photos,  we did a lot of preparing of  the gardens for planting, but the highlight of March was a visit from our son, his son and his fiancee'. That's where I have been this past week, enjoying and savoring moments with them. The father and son don't live near each other nor near us so it was a special treat for all.
I loved seeing the pair of them enjoy this special time together.

I think they covered every inch of the farm, ~smile~

 There is always something unusual to see around the farm, this Navy Blimp just meandered by the other day.
 While here our son was shopping for a special take home gift for his wife,(she wasn't able to come because of her job) I went along to help as much as I could, when he had chosen the necklace I went outside the jewelers to wait while he checked out, he called me back to the counter and showed me this ring.
He- "Mother how do you like this ring?
Me- "Very pretty, it looks antique ."
He- Would you wear it?"
Me- Thinking he was getting this as an added gift for his wife I said "Yes I would."
He- "it's yours, try it on."
It fit perfectly, This was such a nice surprise, I wore it all afternoon admiring it many times, and making sure it was seen by others. ~smile~ This token of his love will be a memory that I will always treasure.

~Please excuse the well worn hands~
Family left yesterday and are now safely home, I am adjusting today as the house is once again quiet, and have been trying to catch up on blogging. Tomorrow I will be planting herbs in the garden, and still savoring moments.
I am joining Cheryl's  "A Gathering of Moments", though a little late. Thank you for hosting Cheryl.

Happy April everyone


Blackberry Lane April 2, 2014 at 4:07 PM  

What a precious ring and such a sweet gesture; I know you treasure it. So glad you had a delightful visit.
I hope you will share photos of your herb garden when you are finished planting.
Enjoy spring!!!

podso April 2, 2014 at 4:47 PM  

How thoughtful of your son and a beautiful ring. I happen to love well worn hands, I think they are beautiful and show the love they have given in service to others!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart April 2, 2014 at 5:14 PM  

Oh so very sweet of your son to give you such a precious gift. My heart is warmed by this kind gesture of love! It is lovely :)

Deb April 2, 2014 at 5:48 PM  

What a lovely gift from your son. So nice. You must be a wonderful mother.

Vee April 2, 2014 at 6:09 PM  
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Vee April 2, 2014 at 6:13 PM  

That was a test because I am working with a skitzy iPad and have lost a comment.

Awwww...your son is a sweetheart and looks a lot like his dad...the ring looks perfect on your hand.

Now you get to go back to work for spring is always busy on the farm.

Farm Girl April 2, 2014 at 6:55 PM  

You have beautiful hands. I was thinking that before I read what you had written of your own hands. Hands of a queen. I love that your son bought you such a beautiful ring. How nice to have your son and grandson visit.
I am sure it gave you such special memories to reflect on in your now quiet house. You are very blessed Sue.
I love this post. So glad for your chicks too.

Carol April 2, 2014 at 7:17 PM  

What a gorgeous ring! The heart design speaks volumes as to how much your son loves you. What a blessing.

Smiles & hugs,

Happyone April 2, 2014 at 7:36 PM  

Oh that ring is beautiful and such a treasure for you. What a thoughtful son.

I have a heart ring that my father made for me when I was in the 5th grade and I still wear it.

ellen b. April 2, 2014 at 7:52 PM  

Oh Sue, that gift of a ring is so sweet. It made tears puddle in my eyes. No excuses needed for love worn hands...

Patsy April 2, 2014 at 8:04 PM  

We have a small flower garden no room for a veg garden, we down sized for our old age. We miss having pets so any thing that comes in the yard The Bennie will feed it and talk to it. It just happens to be a rabbit now.

Cranberry Morning April 2, 2014 at 8:59 PM  

What a wonderful sweet gift and cherished time with your family. When I was little, both my mom's and my dad's extended families lived nearby. In our generation everyone became so mobile and we seldom see them. We love and treasure the times we have together.

Doniene April 2, 2014 at 9:07 PM  

The treasure of the love between a mother and her son - brought tears to my eyes and a warm glow to my heart! Be blessed my dear sweet lady!


Cheryl April 2, 2014 at 9:22 PM  

Oh, Sue...no apologies needed for being late! You have been busy with all of the right things! I am so moved by the story of your lovely ring, a gift from your dear son. Precious. (And your hand is beautiful!)

As you return to farm chores tomorrow, the sweet memories of time spent together will linger.

Thanks for linking up!

P.S. Thank you for your prayers for Kati and for the kind words you left at my blog!

Debbie April 3, 2014 at 12:51 AM  

Oh Sue I LOVED reading about this. What a wonderful time to have spent with your son and his son. And the ring is just beautiful! I know you will cherish it always. As always I leave her smiling! HUGS

Joanne Mitchell April 3, 2014 at 8:27 AM  

So many wonderful memories from March! I liked everything about this post :-)

Mrs.Rabe April 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM  

That is so special! A real gift of the heart to you!


Debbie April 4, 2014 at 6:23 AM  

I love the whole thing about the ring! I don't know about your neck of the woods, but around here, we would say, "That boy was raised right!"

Carol OurSearsKitHome April 7, 2014 at 7:54 PM  

The ring is beautiful. How sweet of your son! Yes....I know what you mean about the well worn hands...
Glad it was such a wonderful visit!
Oh...and you should post your Chocolate Pie recipe from the previous post! ;)

Kris Anderson April 13, 2014 at 9:18 PM  

totally sweet and best ever day for you! What a sweetie - I bet you made him a pie - wink!

my email changed because I got hack
livingwithchanges@gmail.com is the new one - thought I better let you know.. and my blog was lost in the hack too - strange very!..

Mrs. W April 30, 2014 at 6:55 PM  

Beautiful ring on a beautiful hand! What a sweet gift!

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