4.13.2007

The Gift of Love

Having just had lunch with my husband at our favorite Mexican restaurant and having way too much Dt. Coke to drink I headed straight for the little girl's room.

My daughter peeks her head in while I'm...well, you know and said, "Mom, something came for you in the mail!" Sarcastically I say, "Let's see now~the electric bill, the cable bill, the doctor bill....oh the list could on and on." She runs to get it and I see that it is NOT a bill but a big envelope with a book in it! I ask her to rip it open and hand it to me quickly. Yes, indeed. It was this beautiful book from Michelle. Kayla had drawn my name out as one of the blessed winners!


Michelle also added a bookmark with an amazing painting of Kayla and three other children. Before I even knew it was Kayla on the bookmark I looked at it and said, "She reminds me of Kayla with those big blue eyes!".


I couldn't wait to read her story. As I sat on the toilet (sorry folks...TMI) I was moved to tears. Oh my goodness! I had a huge lump in my throat. My daughter looked worried. I smile and said, "It's a good cry."


I'm so blessed to have found Michelle through blogging. Thank you for my gift and thank you for sharing your story. You are both near and dear to my heart.

I'm home all by meself for the next two hours. Guess what book I am going to be reading?

7 comments:

Goofy Girl said...

I hear you on going to the bathroom with diet coke!! ;)

That sounds like a wonderful book, what a special present!

amy said...

Oh fun! I love moments like that!!! yeah for diet coke and coke zero

Amrita said...

What a lovely gift. Hi I 'm Amrita from India

Michelle said...

You are so funny! Couldn't even wait to get out of the bathroom before you started reading the stories LOL I'm so glad you are enjoying the book/stories! and you are most welcome!

Kailani said...

I love personalized gifts. They have so much more meaning!

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Carol said...

Awesomeness!!! I'm so blessed to read how blessed you were by this bit of mail. Most excellent!

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a lovely gift. It's wonderful to know how happy and moved you were to receive something very special.