I have received several little gifts today that have meant so much to me, and I wanted to share them with you.
I was reading on facebook that some of my friends were a little less than thrilled with the rain they had been receiving, and it made me wish that I could have some rain here. I thought it would be so perfect, since I am kind of stuck here with a book and a blanket anyway, to be able to look out the window and watch the rain fall and listen to it tap against the house. There is just something about it that makes me feel cuddly and snuggly and warm and cozy. I didn't think I would get any because it was just a wishful thought that passed through my mind as I read the grumblings on facebook. A little while later though, I was sitting in my worn-out spot on the couch, when much to my delight the first rain drops began to hit my window. I snuggled up to enjoy the show and felt so blessed to have a tiny wish, that had barely reached my conscious mind, come true.
Yesterday, when I went to the doctor to have my drain removed, I left my wallet in his office. We didn't figure it out until we had reached the pharmacy to pick up my thyroid medicine, and I didn't have my insurance card. It also contained my student I.D., driver's license, debit card, a paycheck, and other valuable things. We rushed home to call the clinic and were directed to security. After looking around for it and even getting the doctor in on the search (I told you he is a great guy), they were sorry to tell me that it hadn't been turned in and it was nowhere to be found. I was just sure that it had been stolen, and I was going to have to go through the process of getting all my cards and things replaced. The worst thing about it is Van just had his wallet stolen at the doctor's office a few months ago. Well, my second, nice little gift this morning was when we found out that the nurse had found it and locked it in her drawer before she went home last night. What a huge relief!
I guess the third gift happened last night when I got to shower for the first time since Friday. Unless you have experienced four days without a shower and having drainage and other such pleasant things all in your hair, you cannot appreciate how much that experience meant to me. It improved my slowly deteriorating mood from the wallet ordeal by 100%.
And the last and most precious gift is pictured below. This just did something to my heart that I can't describe. She worked on it for a long time all by herself.
Oh, I can't forget one final gift, but it's kind of an ongoing one: each of you and all the nice things you say and do for me. Thank you so much.