Wednesday, December 10, 2014

His Happy Mail Day




I am continually reminded, almost daily, about the wonderful community I have found through this space. A community of people who inspire me, make me think, challenge me in my views, offer advice, and share their life with me...people who I am happy to call friends. I have been lucky over the years to meet three of you in person, I have chatted with some of you over the phone, there has been little packages, notes, postcards, and letters exchanged and of course, we check in with each other through our blogs.

When Reece celebrated his birthday last month, this lovely lady, and friend, asked if she and her family could send him a little package. Of course I said yes. Last week the package arrived, and I was blown away at the generosity, kindness, and love within this package. So much goodness, not only for Reece, but for our whole family. Thank you Sandra, you have touched our hearts this holiday season.

As soon as we had finished opening the package, and had carefully touched and smelled everything, we sat with a smile, grateful for wonderful friends around the world. And then, we started planning a return package...

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  1. Ahhh, what a lovely and thoughtful surprise.

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    1. It was, and definitely brought much joy to our day.

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  2. Beautiful gifts Reece and Kim. Yes, this community is amazing isn't it?

    PS- I don't think I was clear on my last comment, I just meant that you are living your days the same way I did with my children, I just did it about 20 [30?] years ago. :) A great way to live.

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    1. I am amazed every day Tracey, at the wonderful people I have "met" through this space. So grateful.

      I see :) That is very comforting to me Tracey, knowing that you have walked this path before me, lived your days in a similar way. I look at your days now, and your relationships with your children and it is my hope that in the years to come my life will be pretty similar to where you are now.

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  3. this online community is awesome and I also treasure it. Lovely presents :)

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    1. So much more than I ever imagined, something to be treasured for sure.

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  4. What a wonderful and beautiful surprise! Everything looks so lovingly and well made!!

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    1. A beautiful surprise indeed, little man was so excited!

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  5. How lovely. I'm so happy for you. I too have been so blessed through this community. I feel like it makes us better people, knowing there are others out there who are good and kind. This story should be on the news, not all the negativity.

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    1. Thank you Elisa. A big yes to everything you said :)

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  6. Wow- what a sweet gift!! I love how thoughtful people can be, it's a beautiful surprise amidst a sometimes not so kind world.

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, very sweet! And I agree with you, it is little things just like this that make our world a little brighter.

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  7. What beautiful, heartfelt gifts!

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    1. We are so very thankful for the very kind people in our lives :)

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    1. It is, and brings a smile to my face every time I think about it :)

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  9. Wow! What gorgeous and lovingly handmade gifts!! Such a blessing and a sweet surprise.

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    1. I know! We certainly feel blessed.

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  10. how wonderful is that !!! The kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity you show and give others comes right back to you !!!

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  11. Gorgeous art. I love the mask too!

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    1. I thought you might. He is getting quite the collection of masks, and he loves them :)

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  12. Oh oh! you are so kind! Red cheeks by here :)))) I love so much the natural way you talk about your path with Reece in this virtual window... <i love to read you and it inspire me a lot in a beautiful way... thank you again for all this... I'm so happy that Reece and you and Justin did enjoy these little things!

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    1. Okay, so now I am blushing. Thank you for the kind words my friend. So happy our paths have crossed in this big blog world. Sending you guys lots of love. xo

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  13. Such a lovely, thoughtful gift - everything beautifully made with a lot of love and care.

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    1. I think that is what is most special about it, we could feel the love and care as we opened each package.

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  14. Indeed, quite the collection of treasures. I think what is so wonderful about it is seeing a way in which technology, something that so often breaks down real human connection, has fostered it. Very inspiring.

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    1. It is one of the things I love about technology, it has brought some pretty amazing people into my life, people I wouldn't know if I didn't hit publish on these posts. Simply incredible!

      PS Happy it brought us together :)

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  15. Here here to an amazing community! I love the people that are here. What an epic mail day! :)

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    1. Me too KC. Yes, epic is the perfect word for it!

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    1. Indeed, and I would add, lucky me :)
      xo

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  17. That is an adorable mask. I've been meaning to ask if you would like a Christmas card this year? If yes, then please email me your address. You and your blog have been an inspiration to me and I would love to send a card this year.

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    1. It is, and Reece loves it! Oh that would be lovely, most definitely YES! I already sent you an email.

      Thank you, that is so lovely to hear. xo

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  18. what a beautiful, thoughtful gift!! my goodness! i often think about how lucky i am to have found so many kindred spirits in these wonderful online communities. it is such a beautiful thing.

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    1. It is a very beautiful thing Jenny. And I am so happy we have found each other too.

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