Saturday, July 2, 2011

{ why i love the mailman ... and the tears his bounty brings }

           It is a rare occasion for me to go to the mailbox and find a postcard or a letter. It would be a like celebrating my birthday early to find a package waiting within...but today...today was like falling in love with the mailman on Christmas morning!

        When I hear the crunch of gravel as he makes his way up the drive I know it is going to be a good mail day...and so when the bell rang I was already scurrying out onto the front step, ready to greet the tiny man trudging up the path, arms loaded with teetering packages. I couldn't believe my eyes...and all in a day!

...this is what awaits me.

{ a few priceless trinkets from the store of my dear sweet friend petite michelle louise  }

{ some chunky vintage stamp books &  precious french ephemera vocabulary cards }

 { a beautiful antique recipe box, vintage french tag, & wonderful old pattern paper...

...and this. A surprise so sweet, my heart sang. }
{ a most precious & unsuspecting gift of the heart. sweet, sweet michelle made me this most beautiful keepsake to remember my Angel son by...a vintage key with angel wings and of all things, a BEAUTIFUL WHITE HEART SHAPED ROCK.(read the story here)
I was so overwhelmed with this precious gift, that I wept...and it would not be the only time that day that I did... }


{ some vintage books from my sweet friend Cathy }
  { this too was a surprise gift & I was thrilled to receive it. I covet all dictionaries & anything to do with numbers so these will claim an honored spot on the shelf with the others & not go unloved. }


{ some yummy chalk paint samples from my sweetie pie friend Jami at Freckled Laundry }
{ she knows I have been dying to try these out & was kind enough to offer to send me samples...what I didn't know was that she would send me these unexpected treats as well... }


{ some of those delicious clay NUMBER tags from her adorable shop...I can't wait to NUMBER something with these...stay tuned for that! }

{ some scrumptious looking milk paint that I ordered from John Millen Hardware, in Illinois...thanks to the good advice from Miss Mustard Seed...I can not wait to try these out either...I better get rounding up some more furniture that needs painting! }
{ sea green & slate...aren't you all proud of me for not ordering white? }

{ and last, but certainly not least, ANOTHER surprise gift of the heart in the mail from Amber over at the starfish blog }

{ ANOTHER beautiful and heartfelt reminder of my Angel son...one of her awesome stamped tag necklaces, complete with his name & a HEART!...and so I wept again...a good weep. A weep that represented all the LOVE that I felt...all the friendships I had forged... }

...I can not begin to thank these women enough...

{ thank you for your thoughtfulness & sweet, sweet gifts of the heart }
{ thank you for your kindnesses & your sweet words }

{ thank you for your support & your encouragement }

{ and most of all...Thank You for your Prayers...I love you all. }

{ and a SPECIAL thank you to all of the other wonderful friends in my life who have sent me things over the last year. I cherish each and every thing that I have received from each of you. I remember them all, always. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! }

9 comments:

Sandi Keene said...

What a wonderful day, Rae! You so deserve it.

bscmoore said...

You SO deserve all of lovely thoughts and gifts and new artsy supplies...I wept at your weeping.
Counting our blessings and thanking God for our heavenly angels and angel friends here on earth.

helen tilston said...

Hello Rae
I shared in your joy of all those wonderful gifts delivered by the postman. Each contained so much love, thoughtfullness and goodness. Thank you for sharing
Helen Tilston

Cozy Little House said...

I smiled as I read this. Not because of your tears, but because of the friendships forged over the internet that are like the old-time quilting bees. Just virtual. We are here to help one another, love one another, be there when a shoulder is needed. And to send gifts of joy through the postal service. I am sorry about your son. But it looks like he is a sweet angel looking down at you as you pass through this life. Sending you "signs" along the way.
Brenda

Lee said...

What great friends!
So glad to hear of they way you celebrate your son.
You remind us all to cherish the day.
Thanks for sharing!

BECKY said...

Oh Rae, How very precious. I have 4 children I will meet in heaven. So hard to believe...but oh what a joyful day that will be!! We'll just be hugging all over them! And God will be smiling...such a wonderful thought.

Such amazing grace!
Hugs to you,
Becky

Char said...

I was out blogging when I came upon your lovely blog. I would like to introduce myself and tell you it's nice to meet you. I am your newest follower and hope when you have some extra time, you might pay a visit to a new friend.
I am sorry for your son. You have some wonderful bloggie friends and it shows that they love you. I hope to visit often and see how you are doing, Char

Petite Michelle Louise said...

dearest rae...you are well-loved because you love well! you are welcome for the gift....

freckled laundry said...

I agree, "you are well-loved because you love well." You are very welcome for the paint & tags. Thank YOU.

xo,
Jami

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