I have two wonderful surprises to share with you today.
First...to our surprise & with much delight, Jimmy & I received a package in the mail from Rachel of Sliding Through Life. Look what she & Phil sent us:
A second Christmas Card...Rachel had already sent us one, a bear, a Nativity set and a Christmas ornament. Below are close-up pictures.
This is a VERY BEAUTIFUL ceramic illuminated Nativity Set…It looks so pretty lit up too. I can’t wait until tonight to see it all lit up in the dark.
A Christmas ornament of Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus on a motorcycle…this is so cute...and I love those dated ornaments. I'm writing Rachel's name on the back of the gifts, so I never forget that she sent them.
And this stuffed bear was especially sent to Jimmy, it has an eye patch and a scar, complete with stitches, across his face. This bear looks like it’s been in a fight or perhaps in a bad motorcycle accident. *LOL*
See...you can see the jagged scar better. The little bear is even wearing a ‘dew rag’ on his head, just like Jimmy wears. I was arranging the bear onto the wooden motorcycle on my coffee table when Jimmy said he had another place he wanted to put it
So off Jimmy went with the little bear in tow. What’s he doing????
This is the bear’s new home, but for now Jimmy is letting the little bear be part of my Christmas decorations, but come Spring…this is where he’ll ride.
Thank you very much Rachel…and what a blessing it is to have you as a friend…We love you!
And the second wonderful thing that happened today was that I received an email from my cousin Jacque, who lives in California. I had found her email addy hidden away in one of these forwarded messages that we are all accustomed to getting, and just thought I’d give it a shot and send her an email. I hadn’t seen her since 1964 and she was probably around 9 or 10 years old??? (I hope I’m not aging you too much Jacque…*S*) This was a very nice and long awaited surprise and I can’t wait to find out more about my family.
Jacque’s mother is a sister to my long lost mother. It makes me very sad thinking about my mother who mysteriously disappeared, as if she were abducted from this earth by alien beings from another planet, never to be seen or heard from again. So reconnecting, with family members, is very important to me…and perhaps they may provide me with a little bit of information and perhaps closure of some sort, where my mother is concerned.
I feel so blessed today…I have had two wonderful surprises and the day is just beginning. What more could I ask for…Thank you Rachel and Thank you Jacque.