Hello friends! I hope you are having a Happy Spring and enjoying all of the beautiful flowers that are in bloom. It's such a special time...life renewing itself! Here is a project featuring one of my all-time favorite Springtime photos that I created from my Front Porch Kit, Fresh from the Garden.
Designed by: Miss Tracy :)
I just adore this photo and if you have a minute, I would like to share the story behind it. This photo was taken back in the Spring of 2004 at my parent's farm, my Mom had already been diagnosed with Parkinson's at this point but was still managing the disease fairly well. My youngest daughter Maddi had gone down for a visit. Maddi loves the farm, always has, and the first thing she would do when we got there was run to the closet to get her rubber boots. She loved those silly boots and this particular Spring they had finally become too small and were getting really uncomfortable. My Mom finally convinced Maddi to "let them go" and that she had some gardening for them to do together. Of course, Maddi moped about not wearing her boots, until my Mom told her they were going to plant some flowers in them so she could enjoy them even after they were too small! Of course, this thrilled Maddi...and I think it was such an adorable idea! Maddi still has such wonderful memories of this time she spent with my Mom and soon after, her disease took a turn for the worse and this was really the last thing she and Maddi were able to do together.
When I was working with the Kit this month, it just kept reminding me of my Mom and her love of Spring. I decided to create this canvas for Maddi so she would have a wonderful keepsake of this memory that she and her GrandMommy shared.
Here is a closer look...