Don't you just love thoughtful gifts. I do. I love gifts that come from the heart. I love when someone does something for you because they know you will love it. It could be the silliest thing, but it is something that you'll love and they do it because they know you'll love it.
That happend to me this week.
Two days ago I received a Christmas card in the mail with no return address. It was from North Houston and I didn't recognize the handwritting. We know lots of people from Houston so I was anxious to get it open and see who it was from. I opened it up and was so confused. It was just signed Theresa. Then on the side someone had written that Theresa was a teachers aid. Cool, but who is Theresa. I pondered for a moment but then life went on.
The next day, same thing. This time from someone named Christine. Still from North Houston and still no return address but the same handwritting. Weird.
So now, I have two Christmas cards taped on my cabinets that I have no idea who they are from! Weird, but I went on and didn't think anything about. I made a mental note to ask Aaron if he knew a Theresa or Christine and would try and figure it out later.
Today I get home and there is another card with the same mistery writing on it. Aaron opens it and has no idea who it's from, but states that it is his mom's handwritting on the inside of one of the pages of the card and on the envelope. What? Your MOM? How?
I then told him about the other cards and we stood perplexed in the kitchen trying to put all the pieces together. I called Nancy, my mother-in-law, and questioned her about the mysterious Christmas cards from random people with her writting on them. She told me that she had read a post of mine where I talked about how much I love getting Christmas cards and so she found some cards and had her friends sign them and then has been mailing me one every day.
Wow! That might be one of the nicest and most thoughtful things that anyone has done for me in a long time. I was so honored and felt so loved by her in the moment. She found something that I loved and blessed me with Christmas cards. There has not been one day I have not received a card and it is all because of her thoughtfullness.
I literally run to the mailbox every day to get all my cards. I LOVE getting Christmas cards and she has been a part of that for me.
Now, what will I do for someone that is from the bottom of my heart and means something great to them? What will you do? Let's try to do soemething like this for someone this week. I'll try. Will you?
THAT IS AWESOME!!! It just made me GIGGLE out loud!! Good thing the kids sleep well 😉 I promise, I too will be sending you a Christmas card when I get them printed! 🙂
I have seen your cards and they are awesome and I can’t wait to have one on my wall for 2008! Your kids are so cute and Aaron had fun shooting them for the card!!
Jamie, thank you! We had such an awesome time!! What started out just being a simple sale to raise money to help your family in your adoption process, turned into such a blessing for us. Our daughter just ‘got it’ and went full steam ahead with love, selling her little heart out! It was amazing to watch! Thank you for letting us be a part of it! We love reading about your journey and are thrilled to hear that another precious child will be blessed by being brought home to you. They don’t even know what is in store for their future…what a gift. We definitely look forward to meeting ya’ll…whenever that may be! Love to you all!
Wow! That is so cool!
What a sweet idea! I love gifts like that!