Anyway, her email too me, mentioned that she had mailed me a little something that she had bought me on her one of her trips to the US. Completely blown away my this kind gesture, from some one I had never met, I hurried off to the post box the very next day. But to my surprise it wasn't a 'little something' sized box.
Nope, not at all. I opened it to discover this...
A whole lot of the most beautifully decorated gifts...in my favourite colours...of course...little gifts that she had bought me over the past year, from her travels, and local shopping spots.
I shouted to TF to come and look, and the two of us, completely bewildered, sat and opened each little package. It was at about package number two, that the tears started welling up. I just could not believe that someone, that I have never ever met, would do something so special, that would 'get me' so well.
And here's what was in the box...
In rows, from left to right:
Giant wooden 'M'. A 'Hayley' charm. Two copies of Matthew Mead's Holiday.
Rolls of fabric ribbon and washi tape. Three cookie stamps. Cath Kidston's Christmas diary.
A date stamp, that includes Christmas greetings/sayings.
A mini monogrammed stocking. Cath Kidston balm and hand cream. A 'M' shopping bag.
Fabric ribbon. A mini Greenleaf scented sachet. Three more 'M's.
A monogrammed address stamp.
Even Elvis was not forgotten.
And to top it off, inside the envelope, along with the card were hundreds of little foil 'Hayleys',
that came flying out as I opened it.
'C'...my blogging twin...thank you, thank you, thank you...
I was chatting to our friends over the weekend, the ones who have just become parents to twins...and they were saying how they have been amazed by the kindness of strangers. Whether it's been help with stuff, or just people expressing their concern, or sending their well wishes....all from people they have never met, or have just met.. And you know, these days, we often moan about things, about people...but I still firmly believe that there are way more good, kind, honest people out there...than anything else. People who just feel like doing some thing nice for some one else, expecting nothing in return...
And I think this just proves it...