Bee Kind – May 2018 Designer Challenge
Location – Rush Ranch, Eastern Oregon
I wanted to share with you a glimpse of my dear husband’s heart. The kind heart that I fell in love with, the heart that makes MY heart sing.
For Mother’s Day, Husband ordered flowers for the widows of our church. Those wonderful ladies that have gracefully grown with age well into their 80’s and still remain the kind and loving people they always were. Their own families are distant or “forgetful”, and it is an absolute delight to see their glowing faces and hear their peals of laughter on Sunday morning after their surprise flower delivery. THAT is the wonderful and priceless Mother’s Day gift that my dear husband gives to me – that joy, captured in their laughter and hugs. Yes – Priceless.
I talked a bit about our neighbor’s horses last post, Whinny and Scratchy. Their owner has become a single parent this year of three little girls. Obviously their finances have been greatly impacted, and the horses are now dependent upon their grassy field for food. My husband frequently throws alfalfa over their fence for the horses as a supplement. Yesterday he called the owner and asked if she could do him a BIG favor, and bring her horses over to our field for the summer, because “our horse was lonely”. Of course, this will allow us to feed them and care for them, which will help her out as well. One less worry for her – she is a hard-working and kind soul.
I laugh at myself when I remember my husband and my first few “dates” (So long ago. Most likely, before you were even born….). I made sure that the dates were always during the day, and I always brought my girlfriend with me. The three of us, having lunch together. Can you imagine? And he just smiled right thought it all, a good sport. Years later, here I am – partnered up with a wonderful fella………………
Well – I’ve bored you enough with my sappy stuff. Thanks for indulging me.
The latest Designer Challenge over at Pixelscrapper was to come up with our own kit theme and color palette. There are quite a few participants in the challenge, so I encourage you to go check out their designs – such talent and imagination! But I am releasing my kit about 2 weeks early, so there is no final link to share yet for the other designers. Here is the link to that forum, when the thread begins for the completed kits. Be advised, some of them may not be a free download – please check the terms of each designer to be clear on the intended usage and fees, if any.
My theme was “Bee Kind”, because I love bees, and I love all things “kind”. Bees have been a point of fascination for many, since biblical times. John the Baptist was documented as eating wild honey and insects to survive. Egyptians thought that bees represented the afterlife and reincarnation, and frequently included bees in their burial tombs. Even “Childeric I” the Merovingian King born in 440 AD was buried with over 300 golden bees with lovely insets of garnet. Napoleon used the image of Childeric’s bee as his official seal as Emperor. Throughout history, the bee has come to symbolise hard work, diligence, industriousness and orderliness. Because it is also the producer of honey, the bee also symbolises sweetness and benevolence.
All good stuff, the bee.
My designs are free to all, commercial use included. As always, I just ask that you perform a kindness for a stranger this month. Please note that I show two previews of elements, but there is just one download to get them both.
May your blessing this month be bountiful.