You know how I know it's May 1st? There were flowers on our front porch this morning, that's how! This beautiful tradition has been enjoyed by us since 2006! That's 12 years! This means for twelve years now our Aunt Lynn aka Moon Mama and our cousin Stacy aka Miss Moonspinner have been sneaking up to our doorstep in the middle of the night to surprise us every May first with the most gorgeous little bundles of spring flowers. That HELLO! grow in their own gardens! I'll be darned if almost every year I forget that it's the 1st of May until we open our front door to the beautiful bouquets they have thoughtfully put together. Each and every year they have been different too, in sweet little handmade or repurposed containers. I blogged about the span of 2006 to 2013 HERE I sadly couldn't find on my old old computer picture files the first 4 years of this awesomeness but it's so amazing to see the flowers each year next to our growing girl! The flower pictures are from May 1st the Abbie pictures are a portrait from sometime in that same year to get an idea of how times grows flowers and children.
Take a look! I'll start with today:) Take a look below.
How do I begin to express my gratitude for the thoughtfulness of these two women in my life? It's kind of hard to put into words exactly. I make sure to call them each May 1st to express my gratitude and tell them the stories of how motorcycle man tries so very hard to catch them in the act. They seem to elude him every single year, it's kind of a crack up. We are not the only ones these May flower fairies deliver to. They make some serious rounds to different cities. This year our bouquets came with a note. The note made me chuckle because these fairies are a bit feisty to boot. The note explained how this is their last delivery and if we should have any questions or comments that would be unfortunate, that part made me giggle. I'm a little saddened by the news however I have fully appreciated and enjoyed the last 12 years and it was a lovely tradition. Thank you Lynn and Stace! Perhaps we can pick up the tradition, we have talked about it an awful lot. We will see what happens next May. In fact maybe you can consider being a May fairy in your town! I set an alert on my phone for next year to remind me to prepare for such a feat.