Thursday, March 5, 2015

On the Receiving End...


I had been holed up in my "cloffice" (closet turned office) for HOURS working on taxes when my Beloved showed up at my door... with a package from Amazon.

I said, "I didn't order anything."

He said, " Well, it's for you."


I sat with tears (good tears) streaming down my face while reading every page.  ALL of my hand-making grandmother friends would LOVE this book, too.

But, more than the book... it was the thoughtfulness... and the time... and the words... and that this precious child of mine would believe so well of her imperfect mother.  I am blessed so much more than I ever deserve. I share this as an example how acts of kindness can so deeply touch the heart of someone you love... It can encourage them... lift their spirits... make them feel loved... make their day a whole lot better!
Let's take the time... and JUST DO IT.


I received this in an e-mail this week... don't have any idea who to credit , but I know every. single. mother. can. relate.  And, as for the Number 1... a LOT of the times, the tears were of joy and love and happiness and a kind of delight I cannot find words to describe.


We are cold again... but the SUN is SHINING now!!  And, I'm a happy camper about that!

"So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you'll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind."  
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (MSG)

blessings ~ tanna

29 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

so very sweet. :) i was SO happy to see the sun today! hooray!!!

Linda said...

Your photos are lovely, and what a precious gift! :)

Wanda said...

Oh my Tanna...how precious. What a treasure.

I did see that list on fb, and boy don't we understand each one.

Love you dear friend.

What a sweet post.

From the Kitchen said...

I especially love Amanda's note!!

Best,
Bonnie

Laurie said...

Our children know how to tug at our hearts, don't they? That was about the sweetest thing ever. I would have cried, too. It's so humbling sometimes, when we realize how much we are loved. I loved your little cardinal, by the way, Tanna.

carol fun said...

How sweet - it certainly touches my heart!

Karen Schurr said...

How true those words about mothers. Such a sweet gift.

podso said...

Such the gift, not just the book but that she thought to send it. Just a little effort of thoughtfulness means so much and can surely brighten our days,

Glad for your sunshine--outside and inside!

Amy at love made my home said...

A wonderful gift, I am glad that you had something to bring you cheer! xx

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

The gift is precious, but the real gift is your daughter. Love sometimes speaks to us without words. Her spirit is a reflection of yours. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings, Jocelyn

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh how sweet. What an amazing daughter you have....she reminds me of you! Blessings to you both.

Tricia Buice said...

I have a thoughtful daughter that is grateful, beautiful inside and out and a wonderful mother to my grandson. We are truly blessed! That was a lovely gift. Sitting here watching it snow - I think we have 8 inches so far :( It is cold and gray and I my husband is traveling. Great time to catch up on my blog reading! Have a great weekend.

Amanda said...

So glad it came on a day when you needed a little brightening. Wrapping you up in a big ol' blanket of Little Men and Co. love. Oh, and I love the list. Number 10. A million times, yes! ️XOXO

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Tanna,
Do you know that I have my own Amanda! She too is so thoughtful, loving, and devoted to her family and to me, I am so grateful and thankful to God for giving her to me.
I can see why you were crying such tears of joy and thankfulness. Precious post.
Hugs,
Jemma

Betsy Brock said...

What a wonderful gift. It's so perfect for you and I love what your daughter wrote inside. Being an example to her is the best gift ever, too!

prideinphotos.com said...

A gift to treasure FOREVER!!

Sandy said...

Just priceless. I'm all teary. I did happen to see this on FB this morning.

Dewena said...

Oh, yes! And words do matter so much, no matter the old sticks and stones ditty. Even a kind word from a stranger in a grocery store makes my day so how much more do our words within the family matter.

This is such a gentle place to visit!

Mereknits said...

Every word is true about Motherhood that is for sure. Your gift is a wonderful surprise, such a special blessing for you.
Hugs,
Meredith

Nonna Rose said...

Such a beautiful gesture on Amanda's part, and such a wonderful role model you have been for her. God bless you and yours!

karen said...

how sweet, you will never ever forget what you were doing when you received that gift, precious!!!

La Table De Nana said...

I love this♥
What a Love Letter..
Seems like such a sweet book also;)
It's funny..the first time I read your blog..recently..I was smitten with your talent..but also the kindness.

steph said...

what a lovely post!!

Margaret Adamson said...

Such a touching post.

Sharon said...

The list is so true - on so many levels. I feel so blessed by your daughter's gift to you & by your sharing it with us.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What a beautiful gift and post about it! :)

Jennifer Holmes said...

OH how I would love to take a peek at this book! I just love the illustrations. Kindly spoken words are a true gift. Relish my dear. Relish.

Christine said...

Look at how you have raised such a thoughtful daughter!
The rewards from all THOSE times, you are now seeing double-fold or more.
I am so happy for you!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, What a nice surprise to brighten your day and lift your heart.
The list is very close to my heart as I am sure it is for all mothers.
Thank you for sharing it.
Blessings, xoxo Catherine

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