Happy Mother’s Day from Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley would like to wish all the mama’s, and those that care for the loves in their lives a big Happy Mother’s Day!

“Here’s a big cup of your favorite blueberry coffee with toast and pretty smelling lilac flowers that Briana picked for you!” Flat Stanley said with love in his voice and a bright smile on his face.

A big Happy Mother’s Day to all the ladies out there with little loves in their care!

Auntie Terri came into the room singing “Happy Mother’s Day to youuuuu…” to Nana, and then Nana joined in, singing the same tune back to her.  “Happy Mother’s Day to Youuuuu…” they were singing and laughing together in the tune of the happy birthday song.

They made Flat Stanley smile as they hugged good wishes.

Nana was thinking about her own mom on this special day.

“Look at this picture of Nana as a little girl with my own mom,” Nana said.  Flat Stanley’s mouth opened wide.  It was hard to imagine Nana as a little girl in her mother’s arms.  But he recognized her smile right away.

Flat Stanley was happy when he heard Nana and Papa saying that we were all going out to lunch with GrandmaT, Auntie Terri and Briana!

When we pulled up to a bakery, Flat Stanley’s belly growled really loud and it made everyone in the car laugh!

We stepped inside the bakery and the smell of fresh cookies greeted you!  Yum!!  Nana let Flat Stanley know that he could pick out a treat, but first he had lunch to eat.  He and Briana both chose bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches.  It was stacked so high, Flat Stanley could hardly get his mouth to stretch that wide!  But he did.  He ate every bite and then had a pastry!  It was filled with his favorite lemon filling.

Flat Stanley offered to take our picture as we stepped out of the car to give Mother’s day hugs to GrandmaT.  He got pictures of all the ladies.  Flat Stanley and Briana were really enjoying this day to celebrate the ladies in their life.

When we got home, Briana set the camera up in Nana’s living room and sat her mom in Nana’s big easy chair.  Auntie Terri wasn’t feeling well, but she smiled really big when Briana surprised her with concert tickets to see one of her favorite musicians, Chris Brown; LIVE in July!

Auntie Terri was so happy and filled with love for her daughter that had worked so hard to save up every dollar earned for months, in an effort to give her mom a Happy Mother’s Day gift.

GrandmaT kept putting her rolled up newspaper over her face because she thought Flat Stanley was holding the camera too close.  Nana quickly moved the newspaper away from her face, and Flat Stanley caught her beautiful smile!

Everyone was smiling and feeling the love!  I hope this finds you smiling too and a BIG Happy Mother’s Day!  **Don’t forget to make plans to visit if you’re missing your mom or grandma, you know they’re missing you too!**

 

 

 

 

Flat Stanley & Briana Made Nana Cry

Auntie Terri and Briana brought Flat Stanley to the store with them.  Auntie Terri made Flat Stanley promise that he was going to stay right with her and not run off or go for rides on the riding wheelchairs at the entrance as he wanted so badly to do.

“Next time, when we come with Nana & Papa, we will.” Briana whispered to Flat Stanley.  This made Flat Stanley smile as he pictured himself and Briana racing down the isles in the riding carts!

They shopped and shopped and had fun together, and then they spotted the perfect gift.  A beautiful pillow to sit on Nana’s easy chair that said “NANA You’re the Best” on it.  Flat Stanley looked at Briana and said “we gotta get it!” Briana and Flat Stanley have been saving dollar bills all month.  Sometimes, they’ll get a few dollars for helping with Nana’s chores or doing work outside on the farm.  Briana agreed, they just had to buy it.

Nana was sitting in her easy chair when they returned from shopping.  The kids ran next door as quickly as their little legs would carry them, and gave Nana the gift they bought for her.

Tears of joy instantly sprang to Nana’s eyes as she hugged the fluffy, soft pillow to her chest!  Briana and Flat Stanley looked at each other with wide eyed amazement, is she ok, they were thinking.

Nana jumped out of her easy chair and came in for big hugs for both of them.  It was such a thoughtful and beautiful gift.  The pillow even had a warm scent, it smelled like the lotion that Briana wears.

“Oh honey, it even smells really good, just like you!” Nana said to Briana.  This is when Briana and Flat Stanley both knew that Nana was just fine.  They had just grabbed Nana in the “feels of her heart,” and that’s what brought tears to her eyes.  This is love…in it’s greatest form.

When I went into the kitchen later in the afternoon, Briana gave me a book she had written.  “This is really my lucky day!” first a beautiful new Nana pillow and now a one of the kind book with original artistry!  This day couldn’t get any better!

Nana loves the joy Briana finds in writing stories and bringing characters to life!  She’s got talent!

Briana was looking at Nana’s refrigerator showing all of the artistic talent from all of her grandloves and asked Nana if she could re-arrange them.

“And this day DID get better!” I said after seeing the beauty of Briana’s new arrangement display.  Flat Stanley had jumped into the mix and became a centerpiece within all of the amazing artwork.

Each little piece of art holds a special place in Nana’s heart.

and then there’s Papa’s favorite:

Nana is feeling the love today!!  My heart is full and my smile is Huge!!  Thank you Flat Stanley and Briana for making my day so beautiful.  This was my most personal adventure.

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