...A Friend That Sticks Closer Than A Brother

Greetings Friends! One of the best things about blogging are the kindred spirits I've met along the way. I am reminded of Proverbs 18:24....There is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. Yesterday I was delighted to find this sweet package in my mailbox from a sister blogger. 

Blogging gift
Can you believe how pretty the back is? Trust me the front is just as lovely but I chose not to give out my address :)  My kindred spirit is Jo from Anne's Attic-Design.  Her blog is as delightful as the gift she wrapped.  Below is the next layer...

Surprise gift

and the next...

Surprise gift

Such a treat to unwrap and find each layer prettier than the one before it--can you stand the suspense?

Charming gift tag

Love her whimsical touches and below is the back of the card...

Whimsical gift tag

Ready to see what was inside? Warning...extreme cuteness alert! 

Vintage embroidered linen

Around Christmas, dear Jo had displayed this charming piece in her kitchen.  I commented or maybe I should say gushed about it--the word swoon was probably involved ;) 

Thoughtful gifts

I didn't see her handwritten card until after I had opened the gift--it brought tears to my eyes. Jo had joked that the little birdies kept nudging her to send them to me. What she couldn't have known was that my heart had been heavy.  Ginger Grand's 4th birthday was earlier in the week; the first time I wasn't with him to celebrate.  It hit me harder than I had anticipated and her timely, thoughtful gesture meant more than she could have realized. Some people might call it a random act of kindness but I consider it Providence.  I am so thankful for unexpected blessings and the friends God puts in our path, aren't you? 

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11 comments:

  1. So sweet and yes these friendships we make through blogging are really special!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  2. You were truly blessed just when you needed it! God does things like that for us! :-)

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  3. Love the little scarf Cecilia and what a loving thing for Jo to do. Her packaging is creative too. I enjoy reading her interesting blog. I know you will enjoy the scarf.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  4. Awww... how sweet! Blogging friends are so special, aren't they :) These women in the blogging community are one-of-a-kind. Jo is an absolute sweetheart just like you! Enjoy! Hugs

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  5. Aw, how thoughtful. I love it when something seems to happen randomly but when we look closer, we can see God's finger prints all over it. What a blessing! I'm sorry you're sad. It must be difficult to miss your sweet grand baby's birthday. Hugs
    Cecilia

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  6. What a lovely blessing! I will have to check out her blog!
    Thank you for taking the time out to visit my link party page. Enjoy your week!
    ~Jillian

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  7. What a sweet surprise! And best of all it was right on time. So pretty too!

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  8. Oooo I love you precious gift from Anne. It is so lovely that it came to you at a time you needed your spirits brightened.

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  9. What a sweet and thoughtful gift from Jo! She is a fellow Ut blogger and is as talented as she is sweet! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Lovely package and sweet blog! Linked up with you at Anything Blue -- hope you'll stop by Saved by Grace for a visit!
    God bless,
    Lauriehttp://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/

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