Monday, September 24, 2007
sweet hannah

i picked up the bride the morning of her wedding. i had put blue ribbons on my car and decorated the inside with a few small touches. in her seat i put a ruffled pillow and in front of her i wrote out the word "bride" so she would not forget it was her day. we went and got her nails and toes done. we shopped a bit. she needed something blue (am i the right person to help with that, or what?) and some lip gloss. we picked up her freshly pressed dress and we got a cup of coffee and a bagel.

i taught her when she was in the fifth grade. when she got older, she babysat my children. i often helped her with her school work. in fact, this computer of mine is full of her word documents. suddenly, she is all grown up and now she is a wife.

i took her to pick out her wedding gift. she chose a lovely saying in the ivory color and she says she is going to hang it near her kitchen. i hope when she looks at it, not only will it represent her new life, but remind her of her old one. and a teacher who will always love her.
  posted at 1:06 PM  

At 3:14 PM, Blogger Bethany Hissong said...

You are so sweet!

At 3:59 PM, Blogger hot potato said...

i love that. love is in the details.

At 4:05 PM, Blogger paige said...

a sugarboo frame--oh go you sweet former teacher you what a wonderful gift.
i want the "north & south & east & west" one day...sigh

At 4:26 PM, Blogger Libby said...

Bethy, may every woman be blessed with a teacher and a friend as wonderful as you.

At 7:52 PM, Blogger Ashley said... heartstrings. that is so sweet. you are so sweet. you know that.

At 8:25 PM, Blogger Southern Sugar said...

what a precious friend and inspiration you are. i want one of those little girlies on the glove box so badly. you do the neatest things!

At 6:17 AM, Blogger Rox said...

You made me cry.... How wonderful. My Mom taught for over thirty years and the friendships she still has with some of her students have the longest and strongest in her life. Thank you for posting this.... She is very blessed to have you in her life and vice versa...

At 6:26 AM, Blogger Kimba Rimba said...

Simply wonderful!

At 8:50 AM, Blogger Jen said...

What a very thoughtful thing to do. I bet she will always remember it with happiness.

At 3:58 PM, Blogger Susie Q said...

What a deliciously sweet morning for a bride to be...and something she will never forget. As a former teacher/daughter of a retired teacher/best friend of a teacher, I can only hope that every child has a teacher as special as you.

What a sweetie!


At 11:50 PM, Blogger Lorilu said...

How sweet. Sounds like you made her feel very special.

At 8:34 AM, Blogger Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

How very sweet of you and how lucky she is to have a wonderful friend like you :)

At 11:17 AM, Blogger Cottage Mommy said...

I stumbled upon your blog from another blog and can I just say you are fantastic...I am a fellow lover of decorating, all things cottage and country, Mommy and last but not least Christian. I don't know you but your blog is so fun. You are encouraging and inspiring...Thanks!


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