Last month, on our journey home from my parents house, we stopped by my grandparents house in the Panhandle of Florida. We’ve been meaning to make the trip for years, but it’s not always worked out the way we’ve wanted to.
I was so happy that we were able to make it, not only to see my grandparents, but because my grandmother finally had the chance to give me all of the glass that she’s been saving for me.
When I was younger, I knew that my grandparents would travel a lot to glass show, but I never truly understood it more than that. It wasn’t until I was older and understood how precious and simply put; stunning, the glass was that I became more appreciative of it. My grandparents have since retired from selling glass, but my grandmother had a lot left over that she never sold. She knew how much I’d grown to love the glass, so she saved some for me in her shop.
I was like a little girl on Christmas morning as I walked into the shop. Shelves and shelves of gorgeous glass and she said I could have any of it. I knew which colors I had in mind and I wanted to complete a set from a few things she’s sent me in the past.
We packed it up and it was one of the first things that I did when I got home from our long drive. I had the chance to organize the glass in our china cabinet in our kitchen and it’s such a gorgeous site to see when I walk in everyday.
Now I can’t wait to use it!
That’s what makes me happy.
Now tell me something good. Something that’s made you happy. It can be big, it can be small, just something that has put a smile on your face. You can participate by sharing a photo on Wednesday with the hashtag #WhyImHappyWednesday and tagging me @laurenjimeson or feel free to write it in the comments below. I do read them all and am happy to reply back on your good news! You can also join in the conversation on my Facebook page!