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Sunday, November 15, 2009

A BEAUTIFUL MONDAY....

I am linking with MARY for MOSAIC MONDAY
and MARY for RUBY TUESDAY
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THANKS so much for stopping by .....
KATHY is asking for handmade item ideas...
I am not crafty but I do love these photos of wonderful gifts that can be made in your kitchen....
I especially am totally in LUV with the darling gum drop jar...
and the yummy treat wrapped in a cute cuptowel....
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FUDGE, COOKIE MIX, BREADS and CAKES...
All wonderful gift ideas for ANYone on your Christmas list...
I'm going to make some of these...and give them to MR. SWEET so I can eat them, too !! :O)
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I promised this story of my daughter's lovely wedding gown....
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"THE WEDDING GOWN.....A TRUE LOVE STORY..."
This is the story of a beautiful lady, my daughter, STACY and her handsome prince, JENT..
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, they married a little over 20 years ago..
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We searched far and wide.....
in our kingdom and other kingdoms, for the most beautiful wedding gown..
and not a dress did we find that made her heart go pitter patter..
THEN...
just when we thought she would be forced to settle for something just a tiny bit less spectacular,
she found it !!
As you can plainly see, it was a MOST beautiful dress...
My "little" girl looked so beautiful in it, I burst into streaming tears every time I looked at her...
*
After the wedding, being the young couple they were and just starting out as a married pair,
money was the all important thing....
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Stacy and Jent decided to sell the gown. *gulp...
Running an ad in the local paper...another young lady getting married came over to look at the wedding gown, fell in love with it and bought it on the spot.

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Well, years went by....and two sons and two daughters later, Stacy began to dream of her girls getting married in her gown...but, wait...she didn't HAVE the gown anymore.
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JENT...remember, he is her knight in shinning armour..her prince ...
decided to FIND THAT GOWN...
Christmas morning of 2007, Stacy opened this huge box...
*at this point I am crying so hard, snot building up, headache starting, that I could barely take these photos..
most romantic moment I ever saw !!
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YES...JENT had searched far and wide and located that gown.....


Not only located it but persuaded the lady to sell it back to him !!

"How much did he have to pay for it ?", you ask......

There wasn't a one of us that even asked.....
nobody cared !

We were just so glad that she had it back, we didn't care if he paid 25 1/2 times too much!
*****
true love ways ......

30 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING
I am blessed and so thankful to know that both my children are loved so much by their spouses....and will always be taken care of.

49 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

B.J. I thought I left you a message, maybe it was an e-mail, but HH draw your name for the Hen Party painting. Send me your address and I will get it to you. Loved the post about the wedding dress. Beautiful.
QMM

Lee Laurie said...

This was the sweetest post! So romantic!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Carol at Serendipity said...

Oh, what a wonderful story. Your daughter does in fact have a wonderful prince.

Carol

© Jennifer Raley said...

snifffffffff. That's an awesome story! Wow. That's SPECIAL! And you got to enjoy it too. :)
I love the gum drop jar and the cup towel and the cranberry stuff and - oh it just makes one want to craft. Except that I seem to be spending a lot of time on the computer reading blogs. :) And enjoying them. From Iowa, Japan, Austraila, Texas, California ... hopping here and there and just enjoying it. Did you see Ginger's Dwelling in the House? I think we should get addresses and write letters. As I mentiond to, uh, Mimi I think, I can't figure out how to exchange them .. certainly not on the www. Oh well. I'll keep thinking about it. See ya next time. JEnn

CC said...

This has to be the most romantic story ever. How blessed your daughter and husband are to have the love they share.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

BJ, that is the MOST romantic story I've every heard! How absolutely wonderful! Brought tears of joy!

Thank you for sharing it with us!

xoxo,
Tina

Tardevil said...

Oh what a sweet story, BJ! That's true love!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The homemade gifts are such a great idea, but the Wedding Dress story just brought tears to my eyes. Only the Lord could guide him to the right place to find that dress. Such love and such a blessing. Hugs, Marty

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

That is truly amazing. The fact he could find it and the person would part with it is wonderful.

Sue

Justine said...

Holy shit!!! Are you kidding me??? HOW did he find after 18 years? How??? That's what I want to know! That IS the most romantic thing ever! Oh my, I've got chills!

Justine :o )

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely story. So sweet and romantic. I love your gift mosaics. Great ideas.

Jeanne said...

Beautifully done! I'm not too crafty or much for baking but love looking through the magazines. The wedding dress pictures and story is wonderful!

Mary said...

Ooo BJ, love the pretty red gifts!!! And what a sweet story -- your SIL is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What an amazing love story...I love true love stories...thanks so much for sharing it with us!!!

Shelia said...

Oh, BJness! This is the most precious story I've just about ever heard. How in the world did your dear son in law find that dress? Oh, this was wonderful! It is a glorious dress and your daughter is so beautiful! And look at you, Most Lovely One! I love these pictures.
And...you added our Buddy's song title! Oh, I'm just loving this post all over the place! Not to mention the candy!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Just unbelievable! That's a remarkable story. Ought to be in Reader's Digest or something.

Sandi McBride said...

That is the most romantic story I have ever heard...Thanks so much for sharing it BJ
xo
Sandi

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

LOL such a sweet post.

"paid 25% too much" loved that.

You never fail to bring a smile.

If you have a moment would love you to stop by and give me your thoughts...

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

♥Mimi♥ said...

When children have good spouses not only are they blessed, we are blessed and their children are blessed. I thank God each and every day that my sons married such sweet girls that turned out to be such wonderful mothers.

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

I think we're all getting a little misty eyed with the wedding gown story. The gum drops in your mosaic looked yummy - but who remembers that after you've brought tears to our eyes - LOL.
Blessings,
Rebekah

Adrienne said...

What a beautiful story! I love to hear of the sweet things hubbies do for their dear wives and in reverse, too. So romantic - and what a treasure to have her gown back for her girls. Thanks for sharing! ~Adrienne~

P.S. - Love your new 'footer'!

Picket said...

Morning girl!!!! Your blog just gets prettier and prettier! Love the pics and those baked goods need a scratch and sniff on here! lol

The wedding gown story was glorious girl...a hankie moment for sure...hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend and that you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with much love and laughter...love ya girl! ~Picket~

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Wonderful story!
Always makes me happy (and thankful!) to hear about such devotion in marriage!
Blessings to You from the Cabin!
Claudia O.

Ginger said...

Wow! He's a keeper! What a sweet story. How will he top that this year? :)
Thanks for dropping by my blog; I enjoyed your comment so much!
Ginger

The Nester said...

What a precious story with the wedding gown!

Betty said...

That is absolutely so sweet.

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

That might be the sweetest, most romantic thing I have ever heard! What a guy. I almost teared up reading and looking at the beautiful pictures.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

How very "Sweet" and "Loving" is this! Now Jent is one romantic guy!
This was one Christmas I bet no one forgets.
Beautiful story,
Elizabeth

Daisy Cottage said...

Hi BJ!

Oh what a wonderful wonderful story - LOVED it and you shared so beautifully. Thank you!

And now I'm hungry, as I always am after visiting your blog.

Love,
Kim

Kathleen said...

Great story! Sweet that her girls want to wear it...not many of them do anymore!
Love the little homemades..Cowboy cookies..perfect for you..do they have PECANS..???

glimpse of my world said...

Hey BJ... SENT YOU AN EMAIL -- you won the coke glasses..... hugs, big hugs... and smiles... you can thank my adorable 9 year grandson - he drew your name!! I screamed... he said do you know her?? and how do you know her??? He didn't quite understand the blog thang!!

Marice said...

awww so sweeet! :) and thanks for the tip! :)

u may view mine if u have time

Anita said...

I think I've heard the story before... but it is oh so romantic~ Thanks for sharing it...

Julie said...

What a precious story! Thank you so much for sharing it BJ!!!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

What a wonderful story, BJ! He is a prince!
Brenda

Bonnie said...

I think you have actually done it. Put me in the Christmas mood. It isn't easy here in Florida. Beautiful mosaics.

Ralph said...

The dress and the wedding are so magical, you capture the loving emotions as a parent. Christmas is for giving, God's present to us so special. Likewise, we really do feel better about giving than receiving. You area wonderful and giving Mom!

Jama said...

He's such a sweet man!and that dress is indeed gorgeous.

Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful BJ!!

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Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, BJ...I think I might have cried harder than you! What a touching story. I do wonder how Jent found it...but you are right...who cares!!

Love the candy treats. I like the one with the gum drops. I will have to start saving jars!!

xoxo
Jane

Rhondi said...

What a beautiful story :)

Happy Nester said...

That is just the sweetest story ever.
And the goodies look delicious, what a great gift ideas.

Rebecca said...

WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I'm totally speechless. And that NEVER happens to me.

Love this...WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

xoRebecca

Beverly said...

Ah! I love this story. It made me cry, too.

Kathleen Grace said...

It sounds like your daughter married the right guy:>) What a sweetheart! Thanks for linking to handmade holidays too. I just saw jars with cookie mix in them at Pier 1 yeaterday and they wanted $10 for them. I know they could be made for a lot less than that! Add a cute tag and they are a great gift:>)

Stella said...

Don't know if I should go to the kitchen and whip up a batch of goodies or sit and cry over that beautiful story. How he found it would make a wonderful post as I know we are so curious. Thanks for sharing.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You know, bj, sometimes the meaning of "love" and "family" take on the deepest of meaning on these blogs of ours! It gets to me at times...I mean literally crawls into my heart and soul and the warmth spills over!
Thank you..SO much..for sharing this story! :)
Hugs,
Mona

Carol said...

What a sweet story!!!

PEA said...

Oh, BJ, I have tears in my eyes after reading this beautiful love story. How completely amazing that Jent was able to locate the wedding dress after all those years...so nice to see that true love still exists in this world of ours:-) xoxo