Welcome to a page of my book, "Exploring Home." This is an excerpt from that book- pages 58-59.
Every single window in my childhood home was adorned with stained glass. These pieces were hung by a suction cup in the center of each glass pane by a small metal wire. The one in my bedroom was a white heart frame with a red rose and green leaf inside. A blue cross, a hummingbird, a silver star and purple butterfly were other pieces I remember that decorated the remainder of the windows throughout my house. My mom made every one of them by hand.
One day at thirteen, she asked me if I wanted to learn how to create the stained glass ornaments. I think it was in hopes that she could not only pass on her talents to me, but also so that she could spend time with me doing something fun together. I said no.
Now, I’d give anything to have that time with my mom again and see that glass rose she made hanging in my bedroom window.