Sunday, December 21, 2008

Just what I needed

So I open my door the other day and there is a box on my doorstep. It is from my sweet friend Courtney. Court and I were close friends in college. She was an angel then and apparently she is still an angel today. She had been reading my blog and noticed that I was feeling blue with Rob gone for a month and so she sent me a care package. I was so surprised when I opened her box and found the sweetest note about how she had been thinking about me and wanted to cheer me up. So she filled the box with this.

She had notes written on everything and I spent the longest time reading her notes and thanking the Lord for sending encouragement my way when I needed it the most. She sent goodies for Bennett, a photo album so I could fill it with pictures of Rob, and sleeper for B that says, "Daddy's girl," a pedicure set for me, and even little baby booties for the new baby. Her note on that one said, "These are for the days when baby bean is kicking butt and taking names. A quick look at these will make it all seem ok."

Have I mentioned that I love her!!? And she has an extremely busy job, a toddler, and a baby. I was just blown away and I wanted to thank her publicly for being so thoughtful and encouraging to me. It is a good reminder to me that I need to be aware of what others in my life are going through. Knowing that she just read my blog and took the time to do that astounds me. There are those in my life that I talk to constantly that could use some encouraging as well, but I rarely take the time to really find out how they are. Or to take it a step further and write them a note. Or send a pick me up in the mail. Thanks, Courtney for reminding me what it is to be the hands and feet of Christ. I want to be just like you when I grow up.