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Krissy.me
« on: April 28, 2014 03:51:59 PM »

I hope this is the right place to posts this since I don't have an actual project and I'm looking for advice.

To start with, my mum passes away several years ago from a rare brain cancer.   My dad has moved forward with his life after being depressed after the love of his life died.  He knew he needed to find a companion and has dated several ladies.  Well he has found the one, but they are not going to get married but just live together.  My dad is 74 and acts like he is 40, and physically he can do more than most 40 year olds.  But the point is, he is happy, but we absolutely adore the lady he has chosen.  They are both very active for their age.

I want to do something really nice for her for mothers day from our family.  But she isn't my mother, not even my step mother since they don't plan to marry, but she is living there now.  She is a mum herself and has grandkids, and she treats us as her family and my kids as her grandkids.  I absolutely adore her and she is beyond wonderful!!!! 

I see a whole new side to my dad that I never saw before because in some ways she held him back by the way she was raised and her beliefs.   When my mom was dying and her last weeks I stayed with them and helped care for my mom until her last breath, so my dad and I talked a LOT and I learned a lot about my dad that he never shared before.

But now that he has another special lady in his life I want her to know how special she is to us as well.   I am not in the least upset about him seeing someone and even though it hasn't been years and years I look at it from the side that the heart expands, he doesn't love my mom any less but he has a new lady to love now as well.  Just like when he went from one grandchild to two and then to six between my brother and I.  You don't love one grandchild less, your heart just grows more to love more.  The same applies to this.  I know my mom would want my dad to be happy, and being alone was not making him happy, and was depressing for him. 

 

What are some ideas to do for her.  I want her to know how special she is to our family.....

I am crafty and sew among other crafts.  I'm a soap maker but she has sensitive skin so it's not like a can make a dozen scents to keep things fun.... I have given her several unscented products already.

Any ideas.....
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I make soap and other "cosmetics" as defined by the FDA and in my spare time I sew.... Sewing is therapy for me in dealing with life stresses and my chronic pain.  When I hurt and can't sew, I plan what I want to sew.  I also have a great husband, three kids and three fur kids.....
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014 09:16:51 AM »

I am so glad that you dad has found love again. It is so wonderful!

Does she have a favorite flower or collect anything? Maybe a tote bag or book cover, if she reads.

What about sunshine in a box? Get a bunch of yellow things together for, both crafted and not.

What about a charm bracelet?

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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014 01:46:52 PM »

What a lovely story! Mothers Day have passed, so I just hope you found a great gift for that wonderful lady.
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