Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gloomy day pick me up!

The weather has been rainy, dreary and in general just kind of crappy.  There is nothing better on a rainy, dreary and in general just kind of crappy day than to get a surprise.  I LOVE surprises!


Hubby always gets the mail in the evening after he feeds the sheep and leaves it on the steps for me to bring upstairs when I get home from work.  I often wonder how we came up with such a strange routine, but we did and it seems to work for us.  So Monday evening was no different than any other – or so I thought.

I came in from working in the loft on some embroidery projects and sure enough, like usual, the mail was there on the steps for me.  But it wasn’t the usual bills, and opportunities of a lifetime to buy the cure to end all that ails you and only for 3 small monthly payments of $39.99.  Instead, I was greeted by not one, but two, envelopes addressed to me!  And the names of the people who sent them were familiar names.  Names of people I read about every day.  Names of people I’ve become very fond of.  Imagine the smile that spread across my face.  It was huge!

I ripped open the one from Pennsylvania.  Yes!  My very only photo calendar.  A calendar with gorgeous pictures in it that make me sigh, smile and shake my head in wonder of the beauty.  And then I shake my head in wonder at the beauty of the person who carefully made it and sent it to me.  Thank you Iggy from the bottom of my heart.


Did I mention that there were two special envelopes in this mail?  Well, there was!  The second was a beautiful – and I do mean beautiful – hand made card from Jeannie of Jeannie's Happy World.  I was stunned. 


As is often the case, the photo doesn’t do the card justice.  The sentiment is “Life gives you many reasons to smile”.  Jeannie certainly gave me a reason to smile.  The card is made of layers of beautiful fall colored papers and butterflies, embossed, ribboned, and pearled.  On the inside is a beautiful bible verse from Matthew 11:28

“Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you Rest.”

And then, the most special of all, a personal note from Jeannie.  Thank you so much Jeannie.  Anyone who has followed my blog for any amount of time knows it has been a difficult year for me.  As a matter of fact, the anniversary of my mom’s death is coming up in a few short weeks. 


And here we have two special gifts from the hearts of two special people.  Life is good.


sherri said...

Friend's timing is the best. Loving hearts just know what to do and when to do it. God bless you-

LadyStyx said...

Isn't it wonderful to get good mail?

Snappy Di said...

What great looking and heartfelt gifts. The calendar is soooo nice!

The Blue Ridge Gal

AliceKay said...

Gifts from the heart are the best gifts of all. :)

Have a great day!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ahh! They look so nice sitting together!! You are loved!!!!

Big hugs!

Leah said...

What loving and caring things you received. I'm sorry it's been a rough year for you, but grateful you have wonderful people in your life to pick you up. :-D

Intense Guy said...



If even only one photograph made you smile - the effort was truly worth it.

To think it arrived lock-step with a real work of art makes me smile. Jeannie has an awesome creative vision and her hands are enormously talented.

Lynn said...

Both of your gifts are absolutely beautiful and you can see the work that was put into both of them. Im so glad you got them to cheer you up and make your day, HUGS

Tori_z said...

Gifts from friends are the perfect thing to make you smile on an otherwise miserable sort of day! :)

Karla said...

yes from the heart

Yaya said...

Oh I know, Jeannie's cards are absolutely amazing!!!!

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