I want to send a very big "Merci Beaucoup" to Kristin for the most fabulous and wonderful box. Apologies for it taking me soo long to post about it but I'm slowly getting back after my brief hiatus from bloggiland.
Parcel delivery! Pour moi? I was excited because I love surprises and I love a swap. I knew it was going to be good when I saw how "at home" it already looked resting on my post box. Do come in, I said.
Open it up and what do I see. Mmhhh? Ten Thousand Villages . . . . what is this? Beautiful! It's an organisation that helps those in need. It really doesn't get much better than that.
Well maybe a little better. . . chocolate. Yummy! (Once my eyes laid eyes on those sweet little bits I devoured them up. Come on, they were teensy weensy). Delightful RED earrings and a barrette. Right up my alley. I LOVE RED.
*Kristin, you sweet soul sister, I love my little gems and feel so special because you were so thoughtful.
I especially loved the message Kristin included. She explained she had never particiapted in a swap and wasn't the "crafty" type. Well, no worries Kristin, you did a fantastic job and I am ever so pleased.
The following handwritten words were really the heart of my surprise:
A psalm. For giving thanks.
1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
God is so good and His word never comes back void. These words brought tears of joy. That little box could have contained just those words and I would have been content. I do feel truly blessed that Kristin and I were connected via the swap. Neither one of us believes in chance and found comfort that He uses us for His purpose.