One of the wonderful things about Internet and blogging is the friendships you make far and near. Over the past few weeks I’ve been blessed by surprises in my mailbox several times. It’s always fun and a boost in spirit when friendly mail arrives. It’s high time I shared some of these blessings before I allow the opportunity to slip by and be forgotten.
Note: the date stamp on the pictures is European style…day/month/year even though I am not. 🙂
Some time back Jean of Quilting Ranny asked her readers to help choose a new name for her blog. Even though my suggestion was not used she sent me a “happy” for responding. Jesus is indeed there to catch me when I fall…Thank you, Jean.
Another online friend (bloggless to the best of my knowledge) Heather sent me a card and bookmark to let me know she is lifting me up in prayer. The bookmark cites one of my all-time favorite scriptures. It’s one I call to memory often. I’ve placed the bookmark in my favorite Bible so I will think of Heather often and pray for her, too. There is nothing more precious than a praying friend. Thank you, Heather.
Doesn’t Heather have beautiful handwriting? Speaking of handwriting and notes, Susan of The Life and Times of Not Quite June Cleaver hosted a round robin a few months back. I am participating and am number 9 in the line up. The start-up had been long enough ago I had forgotten about it, so the arrival of the first round of letters took my by surprise. I had no idea just how much fun it would be to read through the packet of handwritten letters getting to know the other ladies from around the globe. Tomorrow the mailman will pick it up and send it on the way to the next lady on the list.
Last but not least, I received this a couple days ago from Jeana of Unbecoming Lily. Before reading her note, I saw the darling little dress and laughed out loud in delight which made the note even more special. Her gift had achieved the intended goal. The photograph and poem Jeana wrote and enclosed, perfectly rounds out this special gift. I plan on buying a shadowbox frame to display Jeana’s special gift and will hang it in my sewing room.
Is it any wonder I’m feeling especially blessed?
Until next time…
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.