Today began very special with a lovely bouquet from my husband, for my 55th Birthday.
Then a loving package arrived from my daughter and g'children in New York. The cards from the children are precious treasures!!
Each gift was carefully wrapped in PINK with the cutest pink, lime green and daisy ribbon. The children picked out a nice silver pin for my church jacket...it looks like GUS my Schnauzer! The package was filled with all sorts of wonderful gifts. Some I'll blog on later next week.
I thought today would be a quiet birthday and maybe a few phone calls...was I ever SURPRISED...when...
two of my closest friend's and FAMILY...rang the bell at dinner time with loads of boxes of sorted Pizza's and an Ice Cream Cake...and gifts galore! with both families that consisted of an additional 13 people with my husband and I.
"The Party Began"
I was overwhelmed with the thoughtfulness and kindness of my friends. We ate, opened gifts and played Apples to Apples Bible Version...and believe it or not..I won! A fun not so competitive game. I liked that. We laughed and I wanted to cry several times..for the joy they brought to me this night.
The sweet fellowship.
It isn't expressed with words...
Since my surgery, I hadn't been back to church due to dizziness and some nausea. So tonight, they also brought in a huge basket loaded with gifts...from the ladies of my church. (sorry for the fuzzy photo)Yes. that is me, finally in a pic...with my faithful little pal GUS The Schnauzer.
The gifts were each wrapped with sweet flowers attached and many homemade cards. All the cards expressed love and concern with prayers.
I love scrap booking cards...some are so gorgeous...some so cute..and all made by talented people.
Here are some of the gifts..I thought you would enjoy seeing...
This teapot is just toooo CUTE!
Isn't this little dove...just so SWEET.
And if you have never seen these made...they are wonderful. Coasters hand made with tiles and scrap booking stamps!
There was sixteen different packages to open. Each gift has meant so much to me...touched my heart with such caring friends...
AT SUCH A TIME...
and one in particular gift was this lovely "Forget Me Not" tea cup and saucer.
The lady who gave me this; is the boss of one of our young women. She has visited out church a couple of times and we spoke briefly...and I have done business with them at their shop ..just once, but we chatted and I invited her last year to our Ladies Luncheon. Business kept her from being able to attend. A very nice person.
The card read:
This is very old, it was my grandmothers. Love, Diana.
When she heard that I had Breast Cancer and the ladies making up a birthday basket for me, she wanted to have a part in it. She said that her grandmother and mother had died of Breast Cancer. She wanted to give ME.....a part of her LIFE! I'm so overwhelmed with this sweet thoughtful gift that must have meant sooo much to her!!
She wanted to reach out...and let me know...she cared. and I know.
Gifts are nice to receive...but more than all is that gift of the heart that is shown by the sacrifice of others. My friends who took the time to make this day special for me...and the acquaintance that sought to show her concern and care in such a personal way.
The world is filled with loving hearts....how blessed I am to be one that knows so many.
THIS IS THE DAY... my heart is overwhelmed....humbled....so thankful.
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in they presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.