Friday, March 23, 2007

Thank you Secret Buddy

When we got home today there was a note from our postal worker letting us know we had a package at the post office to pick up. Both Shawn and I were scratching our heads wondering what it could be because neither one of us had ordered anything recently. So off went Shawn to the post office to pick it up. Wouldn't you know it, our secret buddy did not only send our March gift AND April as well, she also sent a very special gift for me.

I was very surprised to see something addressed specifically for me. When I opened the envelope there was a beautiful sympathy card with a lovely note from SB. She let me know that she had read my blog and learned that I had recently lost my mom and let me know about her experiences and loses. It was very touching and comforting. The package contained a memorial plaque that I now have next to my mom's picture in my family room. On the plaque is a rose, SB if you're reading this, the rose was my mom's favourite flower. Of course being the emotional basket case that I am I started crying when I realized what everything was. I am so touched that you thought of me and have honoured my mom's memory this way. I can't wait til we meet so I can thank you properly.

Mom and the plaque.

After I dried up my tears, I opened up March's gift, the theme was "Light up the Night". Our secret buddy sent us two very cute lights in the shape of flowers and some candles in very colourful candle holders. She even included the light bulbs! How thoughtful is that? I'm so excited to put up (or have Shawn put up) the lights in her nursery.



We will hold onto April's gift, I will resist the urge to open it early ;).

There was another recipient of my SB's generosity that was unexpected. Because she sent everything in one box, Jazz got in on the action as well. She loved playing in the box with the little peanuts of styrofoam. So on Jazz's behalf, thank you very much! You've really outdone yourself.



15 comments:

Rhonda said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful present you received.

Doris & Dan said...

What lovely presents and an extremely kind and thoughtful one as well.

Keep smilin!

LIZ said...

Very thoughtful of her to remember your mother! I love your new lights...soooo cute!

Kristine and Shawn said...

Secret Pal's are the BEST!!! You become very close to the person you are sending gifts to. It is great to finally "meet" your pal because you have such a special friendship and your pal really seems like a gem!!!

Stacy said...

Lovely tribute to your mom. I really like the flower lights! Those are neat.

You have a wonderful SP!

Kathy and Joel said...

So sweet, dolores. That is one special friend.

redmaryjanes said...

Your secret buddy is a very special person. How incredible thoughtful.

Elizabeth said...

I have to get in on this secret buddy thing, it seems like it's Xmas every month! Lovley gifts.

Mark & Michelle said...

What a GREAT secret Buddy you have!!

How wonderful that she took the time to read about you and send you a special gift!

Natolino said...

How very thoughtful of your secret buddy........how do they always know just what to send at the most perfect time????

Jazz is too cute in the box!

Anonymous said...

My cats would love that too! And to think of you like that, and about your mom, how special is that? SB is a sweetie!

Janet T.

Tracey & Mike said...

Your SB is so thoughtful! What a wonderfully sweet gift!
I love the kitty in the box!

Wicked Witch said...

I love the thought that went into that present. But I am most impressed with the cat in the box. That is very cute. My mother keeps a huge box of tissue paper in her room for the cats to shred. It is contained but it makes quite a mess.

Jill and Jaap said...

What a wonderful Secret Buddy!

Tara said...

Your cat is sooo cute. I have a black cat that LOVES boxes too. Her name is Macea (May -c- ia)