Tuesday, December 7, 2010

And then I cried, and cried and cried.

Just a few hours ago I heard a knock at my door. I opened it to find a small bag on my door step with Merry Christmas written in crayon on the front. I took the package in and thought, "oh how sweet someone dropped off some cookies." But when I reached in the bag I pulled out this

As soon as I held this I realized that someone has decided to do the "The 12 days of Christmas" or "Secret Santa" for my family. And I immediately began to cry. For one I was over come with gratitude that someone would think of my little family and want to do this for us. And two it made me realize that I guess during this time when Greg is gone we do need these little uplifting moments more than ever. I have already cried about three different times sense this package was delivered but they are tears of joy. To know that there is a family who thought of me and my girls and wanted to do this for us is just so touching to me. I feel so blessed to have support from so many people while Greg is gone.
Along with the stable there were three candy canes in the bag and this paper with #1 written on it and this scripture.
Luke 2:1-3
1. And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
So for those of you who have never heard of this basically we will get a gift each day for 12 days with another scripture telling the story of Jesus birth. Of course when I explained this to Eva she got very excited and can't wait for another mysterious knock on our door. I am just so thankful for whoever has decided to do such a sweet thing for me and my family. It means more to me than they will probably ever know.


Shelli said...

I am so happy that some sweet family is thinking of you....they are blessing your life right now and in turn their family will also be blessed. I love how Christmas brings out such acts of kindness. This is just one example of how you will make it through this year...with love and support from family and friends. We will keep praying for you and Greg, that you will both feel great love and support surrounding you, until you can physically surround each other again.

Rosa said...

This is so sweet!! It made me tear up a little also!! I think of you and your little family often!!!

Rachel B said...

So sweet...and of course being pregnant doesn't help with the crying! Thanks for sharing. Reading this makes me want to be better too!

Amber said...

Instant burst of ugly cry tears. I'm so happy that you have so many sweet people around. I'm excited for your surprise each day. :)

jessie said...

I've heard of so many sweet acts of kindness already this holiday season and this is the second time I've teared up hearing about them today! I'm so glad that there are others thinking of you guys and hope you know you are in all our hearts and prayers! Love ya!

Tom & Michelle said...

Oh man I just cried and cried and cried! I agree with Amber that I am so glad you have sweet people around you that love you and your girls and want to make this time of year special for you. how sweet.