Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

May 1, 2011

Gratitude With Grace ~*

The Month of April
was full of grace-filled moments!

Walking in the door of the school on my birthday
 and having friends greet me and sing
 the Birthday Song to me! 

A new mix of music a beloved friend made for me,
and getting to be a guest blogger on her blog.

Grade school and high school girlfriends

Laughing several times until my sides ached and 
I couldn't stop smiling

Soldered charm from generous Lynn
Wonderful things arriving in my mailbox.

Cuff kit from Rosa and Josie's

My mother's heartfelt smile.
Sweet Mama ~ whose nest eggs hatched and
the baby birds flew away!

Driving with the windows rolled all the way down 

Rain soaking the earth ~
bringing out more and more green!

I share the same birthday month as Jan's precious granddaughters
Having the heart of a child about to
 begin a new Adventure
Creating I'm so "Thankful for You" gifts

Grace in each and every day!
Would love to hear your grateful moments from April,
and what you're looking forward to in May!!!

Wishing You Wonderful
May Blessings


My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Your post has left me smiling. I have many blessings to be thankful for. Moving back to my hometown and being close to family is one big blessing in my life. Thanks for such a joy filled post.


My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I forgot to say Happy Birthday!

suziqu's thread works said...

Katie firstly "Happy Birthday" sweet soul - you are a blessing too!
I look forward to the changing of the seasons to Autumn here in Australia - all the richness of the yellows, oranges, deep rich reds and browns of our Manchurian Pear trees and our Ornamental Vine lining our beautiful verandah. The softer light against the still blue skies. Watching the Angora goats grazing in the dampened green grass and the filmy fog of the early mornings through to the vast undulating green hills.
Your blog brings such joy and happiness to all who wish to share with you.
Love and hugs,

Suz said...

Oh, Katie. Happy birthday, my friend. You are Grace Personified!!!
Big humungous birthday hugs.

summersundays-jw said...

Hope you had a wonderful b'day -- & it sounds like you did. Loved seeing those 2 shining faces on your blog -- they are certainly blessings to me. And, of course, my sweet Sage, who spent the weekend with me. Thanks for reminding me to be grateful for all my blessings rather then dwelling on all the other things. Have a great week! Jan

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Happy Birthday,dear Katie!
You are a blessing too and I'm grateful to have you as a friend.
Have a wonderful day.

Joanna said...

Happy Birthday, sweet girl. I have so much to be thankful for, and they are all the simple things. These are the things that bring me happiness.


stampdiva said...

Dear Katie
I was particularly drawn to your mother's smile. What a gentle, caring smile this woman has.
Beautiful images, beautiful words.
P.S. Happy Birthday Wishes. Are you a May child? Both my mother and I are May children.

Linda said...

Well...........Happy Birthday, girlfriend! I'm so glad you had a wonderful day! That's one of the things I always missed after I stopped working (outside the home). ha! The love of co-workers is so awesome.

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful post! (And belated birthday greetings, too!). I feel such joy when I read your blog -- such a love (and appreciation) for life, friends, creating -- everything. It just makes me smile!


happy belated birthday Katie!

I would have to say that I was grateful for the very few days that it didn't rain this month! LOL Also thankful that even though it flooded here, that there wasn't serious damage. Here's to hoping that all of those May flowers really bloom!

Patti said...

Such an uplifting wonderful post! You are so blessed Katie- it is obvious in everyone caring about you! Hope your birthday was fabulous and that May be as wonderful as April!

diane cook said...

Katie...I would love to see your completed cuff! diane xo

Martina2801 said...

Oh, Katie - I didn`t know you had birthday! Subsequently all the best for your birthday. I hope you had a nice day?
Have a nice weekend my dear!

Lovey said...

Katie! Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Dorthe said...

Dear sweet Katie, a beautiful post--I can sooooo agree with you, on all your happy moments from april-
and many of them will be special moments for me all year round.
I wish you happy birthday-dear-- thankyou for your sweet comment,
Hugs from,Dorthe

Gaby Bee said...

Oh Katie, I didn't know you were celebrating a birthday. A belated happy birthday to you, my friend!!
Hope your day was great!

Have a lovely week!
Hugs, Gaby

Patti said...

Your posts is, as always, a wondrous and creative inspiration!! so glad you enjoyed your big day:)
I've been away from blogland for SO long, I have a lot of catching up to do so I'm glad to be here!

Marva said...

Oh I'm sorry I missed it! Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a fabulous day!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Belated Happy Birthday; hope it was fabulous! We are birthday month sistah's so I'm sending you a Jacquie Lawson e-card.

~*~Patty S said...

another beautiful heartfelt post dear Katie...just lovely...
Happy BirthDAY/WEEK/MONTH/YEAR to you sweet lady!

now I'm headed back to click on the links...thanks as always for sharing your precious heart
p.s. your Mom is adorable too!