January 21, 2011

{Coffee Saved our Marriage}


Our daughter, Grace gave this screen print to my husband and I
for our anniversary quite a few years ago.

Although it is an odd & quirky desgin... something about it spoke to her and from house to house
as we have moved, it has been hung in a prominent place in our home.

During a difficult and challenging time in our marriage as we were feeling the strain...
my husband & I were standing in the hallway near the print having a disagreement
 when my youngest daughter, then only about 8 came out of her room nearby.
Hearing our argument she pointed to the screen print and blurted out ...

"Well why don't you both just go have a cup of coffee?"

We looked at each other and couldn't help but smile.
In her innocence and youth she had made a good point.
Were things that impossible & important that they could not be worked out?

That screen print along with our daughters insight 
was an unexpected catalyst towards healing and reconciliation.

In our recent downsizing this past May...I considered adding the picture to the garage sale pile...
until I was reminded once again, by a well-meaning daughter, now 16 yrs old...
You can't get rid of that mom....and she was right I couldn't!





22 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

love this in the Uk a cup of tea makes everything OK

hugs

Pammy Sue said...

What a sweet story!

Every time I'm here I see that picture of Pearl and just want to pick her up and squeeze her! She looks so cute and teeny compared to my Eli who is 12 lbs.

vivian said...

great story. and nice to have a gentle reminder from a wise young person sometimes, they dont seem to take things as serious as we do, and sometimes they are right!
have a great weekend
vivian

nancygrayce said...

A very wise daughter! I love that and I'm glad you didn't toss it out!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think having a cup of coffee or tea has been important in bringing people together! And children so many times say profound truths! ♥ I'm glad you kept it! It's great! ♥

Diane said...

What a smart niece I have , you can talk things over a good cup of coffee~ oxox

Deb said...

smart girl...

cityfarmer said...

this is such wise council ... it works, too.
stop and regroup ...


thanks honey

Happy@Home said...

Great story and a very wise daughter you have.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is the sweetest story.

heartfelt living said...

What a sweet story! I love how you arranged it on your wall. It looks very sweet and is a great reminder that talking things over is always a great option, especially when coffee is involved!

Country Dreaming said...

A wise daughter you have.

Melinda

Sewn With Grace said...

Just love this...I'll be thinking on this one all day.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

We could all learn a lesson from your wise little girl. I'm glad you kept it.
Love the dishes you found in the previous post...really 10.00?? That's being in the right place at the right time.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Our children can teach us so much. This is a touching story. Thanks for sharing it and the picture.

By the way, thanks again for the popcorn in the brown bag idea. It is now one of our snacks of choice.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

That print made me smile ear to ear, Carrie. a lovely post!
Enjoy your Tuesday. xx

laurenjean. said...

i remember when gracie bought this one for you... so glad you kept it... this one cant go to the garbage momma!

kisses.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello~Looks like you're off to a fabulous start in the new year. like you, I'm on on the healthier life style , after the holiday food fest. I just made turkey burgers for dinner last night. It was a nice change after dinner we didn't have that extremely full feeling from the traditional hamburgers,

Such wise wisdom from your sweet girl. Sometimes it does take a time-out over a cuppa to regroup.

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

gracie said...

<3

Cottage Touch said...

Great story. Coffee definitely saves our marriage, after 23 yrs, we enjoy our morning coffees at the cottage every weekend, gives us a chance to spend time alone before the kids get up

Linda said...

What a lovely, touching post. Love the picture and love the story.

~Rosanne said...

Coffee and the man I love - it is what it is and it does start the day off right.

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