Unexpected message

Started by AncientSoul, December 14, 2016, 07:11:55 PM

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I'm heading out today and delivering gifts in the big city. I haven't been south of my property line since the week after Labor Day. I made a fresh apple pie and other things for a long time friend. A beautiful young lady who says we are "Kindred Spirits". Thing is, I'm very elusive and she hasn't responded to the email I sent her a few days ago. I hate telephones. (That is a long story as to why.) But there are others where I am going that know her, and I will give them the gifts if she isn't there. Nothing goes to waste and it is her loss if she misses out. Too bad though, as she is a wonderful person. I'm putting off my own feelings of self doubt and realizing that I'm one of the good guys. I protect and help people and have been learning to accept myself for who I am, faults and all.

So since this area is about the holidays. I don't have anyone in my life to spend the holidays with. I thought I would share something special. I've said that I had really nice parents. They had their faults, but most everyone loved them, and so did I.

My mother died in 2010. I was caregiver and helped her for many years. And I would do it all again, despite of how much it cost me financially. Since I've been alone since before Christmas of 2012, I don't receive presents, but do things anonymously to help out if I can. And my birthday was several months ago, and I had a nice time with a friend. That young lady I spoke about earlier.

On my birthday, I received a birthday card from that friend. I have it on my piano. I also took out the last birthday card I got from my Mom, in her feeble handwriting. My mom said she was sorry for not being able to go anywhere to get me a gift. But that card is a gift.

A few months ago, I was looking through my old china cabinet that my grandfather made for my grandmother in 1900. I was looking through my stack of cards that I keep to give away. I opened one to see what it was. It was a birthday card. My mother signed it and left it for me to find sometime in the future. My Mom and Dad were like that. They loved to make people smile.

It said, "At the end of this day, wherever you are. May you hold in your hands the wings of a dream. Hold in your memory the smile of a friend, and hold in your heart, a wish for tomorrow."  Happy Birthday, Love Mom.

I wanted to share that message. There are good people in this world, and good things happen when you least expect them.

I also just got a phone call from my friend. She is out of the state and heading home. I will be leaving those things for her and she will have the apple pie tonight. She's busy and always working, but wants to do something with me for the holidays.

I never expect anything anymore. But good things do happen. I wished to share that message.


Three Roses

Thank you for sharing this! Beautiful!