Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rendered Speechless

I have friends. Correction. I have some of the best friends in the whole wide world. So many of you have helped me through ongoing "stuff" throughout the years. Your emails, thoughtful gifts, phone calls and visits have brightened my days. I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart.

Today I will concentrate on a special act of kindness. A few of you know it's been a rough year. On Tuesday I was counting my blessings and thinking of the people who entered and touched my life in some special way.
That afternoon the UPS truck dropped off a box. I hobbled and waved telling him that he had the wrong house. I knew I didn't order anything. He confirmed the address and plunked it on the porch.
I picked up the box wondering if one of the sons ordered something to be delivered here. You know? car parts or some such fiddle faddle.
I took the box inside and checked the addy once again. Yep! It was mine.

I carefully opened it thinking it was still a mistake and I would spend the next couple of hours on the phone/computer trying to correct it.

Lo and behold there were two cards addressed to me. I must admit at this point I was shaking which is totally out of character for me.

I opened the first card which was the silly dog in a pick-up. It was from the "Fur-Babies" with each name listed. I immediately recognized the names of beloved pets.
The next card choked me up. A beautiful hand-written note inside with the list of friends who wanted to send something special to lil ole me.

Carefully I removed the paper, uncertain what was inside. And this is what I e-spinner! For the first time in my life, I was speechless. (Of which the oh-so-funny family couldn't believe I was speechless. Don't worry, it didn't last long ;).

The DD walked in to find me sitting with tears streaming down my face. At first she thought something was wrong until I said, "you won't believe what some friends of mine have done."
She grinned and I know the grin. I shrieked and started firing the questions, "You knew, you did you did they pull this off....."

As many of you know it's been a year of trials. I've longed to spin at my wheel for solace but could only hope for a "good" day to tolerate the awkward treadling. I finally made peace with my spindles but that is a s-l-o-w process. The Vespera spinner is perfect.

I grabbed some wool and began to spin. I LOVE it! It is easy, comfortable and fast. It is well handcrafted, portable and I can't rave enough about it. Go here to check out the beautiful handcrafted products.
I want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart. I have no idea how I'll ever repay the kindness...and there I go again...*sniff sniff*...please pass the Puffs.

THANK YOU, to the Fur-Babies, Anita, Chan, Gaylen, Jan, Jessi, Jul, Nichole and Shelly.

At the rate I'm spinning I could run out of fiber soon, so look-out fur animals......even Mr. Bettis isn't


Anita said...

*snif, snif*, me too! :)
You deserve something nice. We love you! Enjoy that e-spinner! I'm so glad that you like to spin on it. (don't forget dryer lint! LOL) Hugs

Grace said...

Oh I am so happy for you, What a wonderful thing for your (our) friends to do!!!! Have fun with it!

Nichole said...

Aww... I think the sniffs are catchy (as I wipe away a tear)! :)
Enjoy it... love it... and spin away (watch out Mr. B!)..... HUGS!

Channon said...

Me too... hem.

I'm so glad you two have bonded so quickly. I knew you would!! Now, to get that hostaged fiber in the mail to you...

gMarie said...

Oh honey you deserve it. Now will you knit up all that fiber or sell it? and don't spin up poor Mr. B's fur - nobody will want to knit with it. g

Bubblesknits said...

:) So glad you like your surprise. ((hugs))