Thursday, August 28, 2008

Silent Auction #1 (of 2)

This is one of my very favorite posts by Nie Nie:

Basket-head mother, not I!

Sometimes life feels this way.
I really enjoyed this quote by Anna Quindle. Elder M. Russell Ballard quoted her in my favorite talk "Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments.{or if I could enter here-the basket-head mother syndrome} She said: “The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less”(Loud and Clear [2004], 10–11).
Starting today I am going to be better. I never had a basket-head mother, and I AM NOT GOING TO BE A BASKET-HEAD MOTHER! I am going to listen, love, communicate, cherish, enjoy, teach, preach and prepare my children. Time for everything else later.


This talk by Elder M. Russell Ballard is one of my favorite talks of all time. What a great reminder that time passes too quickly, and we need to live in the moment a little more!

This wonderful post by Nie Nie was the inspiration behind the first necklace that will be auctioned:

This necklace is made from two 3/4 inch sterling silver open discs, it comes with a freshwater pearl and a dainty 18 inch sterling silver ball chain. The finish is shiny, I know it doesn't appear that way in some of the pictures.

Bids will be through the comments.
The auction will end at 10:00pm mst on Sunday, August 31st.
The winner will pay directly to the Stephanie and Christian Nielson recovery fund. Simply email me a copy of your receipt and I will ship it to you.

Thanks for helping to support a wonderful cause!

Please check out auction #2 as well!


Kirsty said...

I will start things at $20. So beautiful! I loved that post too.

swampbaby said...

I don't have the money to outbid everyone, but I would like to buy one for $50 and have the proceeds go to the recovery fund. Is there a way to do this?

Rosalynn said...

Swampbaby-- will you email me at rhbdesigns @ (with no spaces)?

Tasha said...

I'm in the same boat, if I could buy one for 60.00 and have the profits go to the recovery efforts, I would. Please email me if that is an option at all.
Tasha Adams

marleygirl said...

I would also absolutely love to have this necklace but I really cannot afford to outbid. Could I buy one for $50? It is absolutely perfect!!

Rosalynn said...

marleygirl-- can you email me? rhbdesigns @ (take out the spaces). Thanks!