Thursday, May 7, 2009

An Amazing Gift

This is going to be a very hard post to write, without blubbering on and on and on!! I am going to want to tell you everything!! LOL But, instead, I am going to tryyyyy to keeep it relatively short. This morning I received the most amazing heartfelt gift from agroup of friends that I absolutely cherish, many I have known for several years, and some just a short time - but all are kindred sisters to my heart! I was just blown away... by the love instilled in this... made by their hands.. traveled over 7? states, and kept a secret the whole time! I was shocked. Completely!!! And already being a total sap... this hit me to the core of my very being. Basically i was a blubbering fool!! LOL And without going into the whole story and boring most of you to tears... I'm just going to say i am sooo not worthy!! But am immensly BLESSED by the friendship of these incredible women! And thank you doesn't even begin to come close!! Ladies - thank you soo much for your friendship, your laughter, your kindness and generosity!! But most of all, thank you for the special love that we all share!! When I flipped this gorgeous rug over, my crying went into overdrive!! On the back of each section, the woman that hooked it attached a lable with a special message! Oh yah... the tears were aflowin!!!
Close ups of a few.. so you'll know WHY i was crying.... (girls, I hope it's ok I share some of these?)
Coordinated by Joanne... or some would say instigated.. LOL ... she pulled everything together and made this happen! Oh my gosh. Joanne... from me... who doesn't usually lack for words... holy cow!!! I am still speechless!!! (or still blubbering too much to talk!)
The rug came with the sweeeetttesst little note cards from each of the women.. and this cracked me up... pictures of the rug in progress... each of them standing on their name ... only seeing their feet... wearing their crocs!!! (And Merrie... you are such the IMP!!!!!! LOLOLOL You can always crack me up!! LOL)
Receiving handmade gifts from such talented friends, is such a treasure!! But these ladies took it far beyond that.
Ya know how you know you're not worthy of salvation? Do you ever feel like you don't DESERVE God's love? And the incredible emotions that it evokes when you think about it? How you're such a piddly little thing in the scope of the universe... and yet... the unconditional love, and grace that you receive.... how that makes you feel?? That's how I felt this morning when I opened up this box. I was a complete mess!! LOL
I am soo thankful, my heart is just bursting with it and there's no way to put it into words! Pricelss is the only word that comes to mind!
I hope your days and life are overflowing with blessings from the Lord above, as He has surely blessed me!
xoxoxoxo
Bren

6 comments:

Nicola said...

Awww that is Such a lovely thing to happen and I'm sure very well deserved. I'm practically blubbing myself so I can just imagine how many tears of Joy you shed.

God Bless
Nicola x

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Such a kind and generous outpouring of love! We have never met but maybe someday ~ it would be a pleasure! I don't know how people survive without 'friends' Have a great Mother's Day weekend, Bren!

JoJo said...

What a wonderful symbol of love and friendship!! You are indeed blessed. And kudos to Joanne for pulling this off. She is such a great friend!

Happy Mother's Day to you, Bren.

Bren said...

What an awesome gift from such loving and giving friends! Have a Happy Mothers Day.
Hugs, Bren

Lauren said...

What a wonderful gift ~ something to treasure for a lifetime!
Happy Mother's Day to you.

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

What a wonderful treasure not only with the gift but with the friendships!
:)Ginger