I’m not typically a person who cares for surprises. That’s a long story all on its own. That said, every now and then I receive a surprise that absolutely warms me from head to toe!
Imagine my delight when I received an e-mail from a friend I hadn’t heard from in a couple of years!
Well, I don’t get to see my lovely friend Cara too often as we now work in a different departments. A little more than three years ago I gave her a baby blanket that I crocheted. I remembered making it – choosing the colors, trying to determine the way the pattern should look, deciding the dimensions, imaging a little baby being bundled in the soft yarn.
I recalled when I gave her the blanket at her baby shower. I also crocheted a bag so the blanket could someday be tucked away for safe-keeping.
Imagine my surprise when she told me that her son, Aaron is now three! He has a best friend, his puppy, who now uses the blanket!
Aaron loves his puppy so much that he keeps him safe and warm by tucking him into bed every night!
There have been many times when I created an item and had no idea what happens to it – and that’s okay!
I’ve also been told stories of how gifts I made have been used…
“That scarf was so warm! I was so glad I took it on that trip!”
“We use the blanket you made us every day!”
“Thank-you so much for the shawl. It kept Mom really warm.”
I have to say this is the first time I had heard of a little one who was able to share love with his puppy because of something I made.
I opened this email very early in the morning and the delight I felt lasted the entire day! I was happy and at the same time humbled by the love of a child.
Thank-you for taking such good care of your puppy. I’m so happy that he is warm and safe. I’m sure he’s going to love you for a very long time.
Bring joy to someone today!
Share a smile!
You never know how the gifts you share will be multiplied many times over!
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