February 29, 2016

The Gift

Morning my Lovelies.  Hope you are making yourselves a very special day.

Had a beautifully touching surprise this evening.  I was sitting in the living room when Reyes came to the door.  Reyes has been with me for a long time now, and really, I don't know what I would have done without him.  He hauled and hung my paintings for shows, hung paintings, curtains etc. in my house ... just about anything I was not able to do, Reyes did it.  He also cared lovingly for my garden. kept the bird baths clean, the water in the fountain changed ... etc. etc.  My right hand man.

So when I looked up from my chair, Reyes was at the door carrying a beautiful basket full of goodies.  A good bye present.  I melted.  Luckily a friend was here and able to take a photo of the two of us.
 a beautiful hand woven basked full of fruit ...

 A traditional clay cooking pot - good for absolutely everything .....

 open fires, BBQ's, stoves, ovens .. you name it.  I adore these traditional pots and have several.  This will be a very special one to add to my collection.

 Two CD's of Spanish music ...

... and a beautiful hand woven tortilla basket - totally insulated on the inside to keep the tortillas warm.

I can't tell you how heart wrenching it is to leave this place.  My little paradise.  I don't really think I realized how deep my roots have grown here.  Each of these items will hold special meaning in my new home.

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Each moment is so precious .. enjoy it and hold it dear.

“We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.”
~ Tim McGraw


  1. You will surely miss your wonderful Mexican family, and have lots of great memories to treasure. Enjoy the last days in your little paradise where the folks have so much sunshine in their hearts. Hugs Valerie

  2. What a wonderful and thoughtful gift. It must be so hard to leave these people. It must be breaking your heart. But life is like that, (unfortunately) and you will have some lovely remembrances from Mexico. Happy New week.

  3. Such thoughtfulness! All treasures indeed.

  4. How wonderful to be so loved by the people of SMA. Reyes will miss you also as will the others that became close while living in Mexico. You will have so many memories to warm your heart on cooler days in Canada. Absorb all the love and enjoy this last week.

  5. Oh I am very moved by your photos and words dear Donna.
    So many gifts of the he♥rt that you will always carry with you and a basketful of precious treasures too.
    I am sad for your leaving such a magical place and your dear friends.
    Life can be so bittersweet.
    I do smile when thinking about all of the blessings to come in your new place up north along with all of the lucky people whose paths will cross yours there ♥♥♥
    Take care oxo

  6. What a beautiful gift, Reyes is such a wonderful friend! I am hoping you can come back sometime and hug the loved ones it's so hard to part from now, Donna! Aren't friends truly the real gems and jewels we have in this life?