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and I realized there was a Wishing Well…



It has been a long day! Groceries, dry cleaning, and baby shower shopping. Two babies in 3 months! One beauty has graced us with her presence already! Eliana Arelyn…Logan Scott (possibly Eliana’s husband??? ‘= }  is next. I have been oggling a hand made baby afgan for weeks at a local thrift shop. It was still there, all bright and sparkly and with hand cross stitched tiny baby bibs. I was proud of my little gift and was on my way to purchase the wrap and bows!


I was visiting my best friend, in her new house. A couple of us ladies invaded her home, as she has been in bed ill for three days.  Amongst coffee and homemade toll house cookies and  our dogs roughhousing in the small sitting area, we began to talk about the up coming baby shower. Eliana is my best friend’s granddaughter. At this point I realize there is a wishing well.

I realized there was a wishing well...

I realized there was a wishing well...

 A grandmother’s invention to acquire more for her grandchild!  So off to the local CVS I go at 8:45 pm! I had a brilliant idea! Travel sized baby shampoo, baby oil, baby powder, baby wipes and hand sanitizer (for the compulsive mommy!), and a gift bag ( the wrappings must be separate, as this part of the gift has to go in the wishing well!). A cute little bag of bath time goodies! Now  I’m walking to the cash register when I see, out of the corner of my eye, a bag of duckies! Bath-time rubber duckies, a mama and 2 babies! Perfect! To the cash register and another $15.00 later, travel sizes add up quickly, I’m off to put the goodie bag together.

I get home and I open the bag-o-duckies and Buster ( my mini-daschund puppy) has his little nose all up in the bags! I must have brought him something! I mean these cartoon dogs feel as if they are the center of the universe, and become quite put out if you don’t believe it as well! So I give him one of the baby duckies, which he is quite happy with. Off to bury it in the laundry room, with a small stash of dog biscuits, I’m sure. I put the finishing touches on the Wishing Well gift and put the bag to the floor for a second as I clean away the trash. I look around to find my thieving daschund pulling the mama duck from the gift bag…how I wish I had the camera! The look on his face when I demanded the rubber duckie back! The insult of it all.


I’m still laughing and singing…Rubber duckie your the one! You make bathtime so much fun, rubber duckie …lalalalalala.

Be Blessed.

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

2 thoughts on “and I realized there was a Wishing Well…

  1. Adorable~ I am also putting together a shower for my daughter and was looking at the different pics of the wishing wells(I am making ours) and this is so beautfiul! Doggie is cute too-great story! Are you a Liberty Alumni? I attend and am finishing soon……..blessings……..Kristina

    • Thank you! You should see Eliana now … She’s five years old, I believe … or four and such a beauty; infact her sister Violet was born right before Christmas last month! 🙂
      No I am not a Liberty Alumni, but I hear great things about the school … good luck with your studies and your upcoming graduation. Blessings.

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