Thursday, December 8, 2011

A good gift = love

A good friend knows that sometimes its not having the right words to say, but being thoughtful that counts. As for our recent situation, there aren't any great words of comfort to ease the pain. But some of my sweet friends have known that there are indeed things that help... Like cookies dropped on my doorstep by a new neighbor/acquaintance, a pack of sharpies that came in the mail with some slinky's for the kids. ...A text or voicemail that required no response other than to hear the love in the message. Spontaneous invitations to breakfast. Loving comments on the blog. Two different friends sent songs to encourage us. Some friends took us away for the weekend after Thanksgiving... Today this sweet and adorably wrapped tiny present came with a friend's Christmas card. In it was this sweet embroidered "L" necklace.
The giver has no way of knowing that though I was the only "L" grandchild to my grandmother Lillian, I never received any of her promised initial jewelry when she passed - and that makes this even sweeter.
I have been loved on by so many of you friends. Thank you for knowing that Sharpies do actually help ease grief and that healing comes in many forms - including necklaces and cookies.
You all know who you are and I'm so grateful for you.
(ps- the embroidered necklace had a tag that says " - in case you're interested, and the other necklace can be found at - an amazing non-profit organization started by another friend)

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Sharpies! Dang, that IS a cool gift! :)
Liberty, you are SO very generous, and giving and loving and warm that it hurts each of us to see you hurting. And to even have gone through all of this is just mind-boggling.
Tonight in our (children's) Advent story, we read about God's Big Book of Life, and how He knew about each little baby while it was still his/her mother's womb, and that He planned each day of that baby's life before he/she was born. And as we prayed at the end, G came to mind. God knew that G would have a very troubled beginning, an incredibly wonderful, loving, safe, fun, warm next 15 months in your home, and He knew how it would hurt to have G go. But we are reassured that God knows every moment of G's life, and He is with him.
Still praying for all of you.



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