God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A Christmas Mystery
The mystery is solved. I wrote just yesterday about someone who sent me a DVD, without identifying themselves. Today, my youngest son, John called and asked if we had a package delivered on Tuesday. I told him no...not putting two and two together. He called the post office and they said it had been delivered. After talking about it more, I found out that he had sent the DVD to me and it was in an envelope with a strange return address and name. He had purchased it from EBay...that's why the strange name. He knew that I had been wanting the DVD of "A House Without a Christmas Tree" He found it and had it sent here to my address to surprise me. This afternoon, with the wind howling outside, I sat and watched my favorite Christmas movie. It's about a little girl who was about the same age as I was in the 1940's. Her Dad, played by Jason Robards, had lost his wife... and Christmas was never the same for him. He was a tough old guy and wouldn't let Addie have a Christmas tree....too many memories about Addie's mom. The story goes on, not telling too much, in case you might want to see it, about this Dad and daughter and how they finally find that they love each other.I loved seeing the house as I remember mine looking in those days...utensils used in the kitchen, the house with no TV, even the pajamas that Addie wore. I didn't get teary eyed when I watched it years ago, but today the tears came, when I found myself remembering my childhood. This is the kind of gift that I really enjoy. Something that doesn't cost too much, but something that you know another will love. I think that John reads the blog from time to time...so thank you, John...you made your Mom happy :)