As some of you may know we lost Daddy this Winter, 1/27/22. But we plan to celebrate his homecoming with ‘color therapy’ as he once heard me call it, while he was admiring our wreaths at a show. And the term stuck with him.
The hope is to build a garden of beauty in memory of His love for his wife, daughters, grandsons, family, neighbors and friends, his faith, garden, poetry, history, literature and, of course, his background as the son and grandson of cotton farmers as well as his love of birdwatching, nature and doing crossword puzzles with me while I worked at shows over the years.
Having that said: ‘Our motto has always been ‘Decorating your door to happiness’ but since these past years (that shall not be named) we decided to double our efforts going forward in response to it!
I’ve decided to make it my mission to bring the feeling of Spring, Beauty and Celebration of life to our homes… or quite simply to ask Joy to re-enter… since it was my Mama’s favorite word…
the only way I know how, through…
-an inspiration of precious memories
-an appreciated bountiful supply of grace
-a heaping helping of heart
-an abundance of determination
-an extra helping of philosophy (since I can’t help myself some days)
-hopefully a stimulating splash of soul, humor and story telling
-a wellspring of love
-And lastly, and literally, a carload and vast array of ‘color therapy’ as my Daddy called it.
So when you see our wreaths, I hope you’ll see that, as one of my favorite poets said,
“…In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”
~ Albert Camus