Some of you know that I love the Little House shows. I just love that era and the simplicity that came with it. Yes, they had their hardships, but at the same time, they were hard working, honest, and lived with goodness, always helping their fellow man. One day, I was watching an episode called The Music Box.
A few days later, I went to get my mail, and the Mother's Day gift I was waiting for from Mia had arrived. When I opened it, I smiled and was surprised to see that it was a cute small music box.
I loved the music it played, and thought it sounded so familiar, so I asked Nel. She said, "don't you know what song that is? It's La Vie En Rose!" It really got to me, as this was one of the first songs we played on our blog when we first started (music was popular to play on blogs at that time).
She also sent me a dandelion thumbprint card, which her and Nel made together.
Special things always seem to happen when Mia is around.
One day when I was in her room playing with her, she reached for something in her closet. She couldn't get it, cause it was hanging high above from a hook. It was a Rosary made with large colorful wooden beads. She wanted to wear it, and I let her, but told her to be gentle with it. You know, her great grandmother used to say the Rosary every day. I think that's so special.
Another time, we were looking out the large front window at Nel's house, and I lifted her up on the window sill so she could see outside better. Then, a white butterfly fluttered by, and we both stopped and gazed at it for awhile.
About a week later after receiving Mia's gift, I was watching the movie, Seven Years in Tibet, and in one of the last scenes, it showed him giving the music box to his son, which played the song, "Clair de Lune."
Thank you, Mia, for this little music box. Every time I play it, I think of you.
There's just something about a music box, ya know?