My Mum sent me an email earlier in the week and while I am not in the habit of publishing private emails onto the internet, I had to share this one. Remember those melamine plates back in the 80’s that everyone did? You drew a picture, sent it off, and weeks later a plate was returned! With your picture on it! I was amazed by it and ate off it day in day out including up until now when I use it when I’m at Mum’s place (God only knows how many carcinogens have been released off it over the years!). The girls love it too and I must look in to see if you can still get them done – I’m sure you can.
So, here is my masterpiece from 26(!) years ago:
“I was putting this away this morning and couldn’t help but be reminded of the photo Tim took of you all standing in the shadow of your house. You have the chimney in the correct position as well as the appropriately placed dormer windows in the roof line.Of course there’s the right number of trees perfectly placed either side of your house,as well as the flowers blooming, happy passing clouds and a very happy sun.
Who knew, that in 1985 you imagined the very house you have found your way to (even though you were drawing our house at the time!!!) and you are living that pretty picture every day now. Funny, how many times that plate has been used every day since 1985 and yet today it’s more relevant to you than ever!! x MA”
And you know what? I think she’s right. Did I draw this dream all those years ago and then subconsciously work towards it everyday? Or do kids just draw houses like that? I think it might just be a little of all of that but thanks for the reminder Mum!