Yes I am feeling the love from all of you lately, it is coming through loud and clear. Something really sweet happened to me the other day, well, actually it was more like a couple weeks ago now I guess but anyway I was home here, had been having a bad day with pain and worrying about leaving Jack etc, etc, you all know the deal. Anyway, I was doing something in the kitchen, trying to suck up the pain and the tears and there comes a knock at my door. I'm all like "oh no, I don't want anyone to see me like this (teary and miserable), I haven't got any energy to chat either for long", so I really hoped it wasn't someone popping in unexpectedly for a visit. All of these thoughts were going through my mind as I walked down to open the door. I opened it cautiously, saw that it was a courier delivery guy with a parcel for me. I signed his little electronic gadget and smiled through my tears at him with a somewhat mumbled 'thank you' He took off on his merry way after saying that he hoped the parcel would cheer me up a bit.
Well, it certainly did because when I opened it, wonder of wonders, it contained lots and lots of gorgeous pampering items for me, also a card. Of course I reached for the card first and read it, this time the tears plopping down my cheeks were tears of joy and gratitude because beautiful Bella from Beyond the Map blog, had sent it to me to help me to feel better. Oh how I love her! She has become such a dear friend and I just don't have words enough to describe how much her love and support have meant to me. She is the most beautiful woman, I am honoured that she calls me friend, she writes magnificently from her very soul, she hasn't ever met me before and has been instrumental in organizing an auction for me on EBay to raise money for things like acupuncture, massage, reiki, vitamins, even a trust fund for Jack. It all happens on the 24Th of April I think and it must be a huge amount of work for her. She also has the beautiful Meg Casey and Jen Lemen helping her but I just can't get my head around the fact that these 3 women who haven't ever met me in person would rally together and do something so wonderful for me. Anyway they have and that just shows you what kind of amazing and gracious women they are. So, back to the box, I open the box, read the card crying and then start to pull out the items that are packaged in there. Some absolutely stunning PJ's came out, keep in mind she hasn't ever met me, doesn't know my size or anything much about me and managed to choose the perfect fit, the perfect style, as if I were her sister and she shopped for me all the time. Speaking of sisters, mine loved the pyjamas so much they were quite envious lol! Then a gorgeous velvet pillow filled with aromatic herbs to lay across my eyes and relax with. Some absolutely gorgeous wine votive's filled with candle wax with scents like champagne and strawberries (yum), chardonnay and figs (sigh) and Madeira and apricots. So gorgeous. Some ginger/citrus body butter, ginger citrus soap, a beautiful little journal and pen set, it was just filled with pampering, thoughtful things that were so obviously bought to help me to feel better. Such a heart this woman has that I am humbled by it. She has gone out of her way to help me, I don't know why, I certainly don't feel as though I deserve it, she is just a gift sent from God I guess, plucked out from miles across the ocean, I wish she were closer so I could give her a big hug and tell her how special she is whilst looking her in the eye. This will have to suffice as I cannot get across the ocean to her and even if I could I need to stay here where I can get my treatment and pain medications. I just want her to know how much it meant to me receiving that gift on that day. Knowing that she thought about me, she carefully chose each item designed to relax me or do me some good in some way, was just so very special and still floods my heart with warmth when I think on it. Thank you so much Bella, your name suits you perfectly, Bella = Beautiful, what a truly appropriate connection. I wish I had a photograph of the pyjamas so you could see how elegant and lovely they are, I may actually take one but will have to be tomorrow as it is night time here and the light isn't good enough to do them justice.
Anyway, that is just about enough from me, I just wanted to share something that made me happy and that was so sweet with all of you because I know you all care about me and would be happy to know that something so lovely was done for me. I actually have so many stories to tell you all and I will but just one at a time perhaps. You may be hearing from me a lot on this blog in the coming weeks, I must be feeling a little better I guess if I can think with joy about all the things I want to tell you about. Well I'll take it slowly and just enjoy each moment. The beauty of writing is that you get to enjoy moments twice, once when they happen and again when you relive them to write about them. Take care my dear sweet friends, keep praying for me because I really want to be writing to you for a lot longer yet. Love and Hugs Jen xxx.