I'm feeling especially grateful this week for all of your kindness. There have been so many nice comments from people this week. Not anything in particular, just so kind, and I'm so touched that people take the time to do that. Really. And then, after yesterday's post, I've got so many of you sending me links to prints like the one I was looking for, or, scrambling around your own stash searching for just the one I'm looking for (I'm still holding out hope for the Munki Munki! I have faith!). Without this blog how could I possibly find anyone to understand, let alone assist in the fabric love like that?
And then there's this so, so generous mail. A package arrived this week from Heather, full of all these goodies and more. Ribbon, an old knitting book and vintage paper dolls for me, some beautiful clothes that her daughters wore for Adelaide, and a special bag of treats (and gorgeous rocks!) for each of the boys. There have been finger puppet sessions every day since it's arrival. Such a treat. Calvin's most excited about the photos of her girls (who are two most adorable children, I might add), as he was thrilled to see "someone else who likes to match as much as I do!". And do you see that beautiful vintage growth chart? I think I gasped when I saw it - it's gorgeous. Thank you, thank you, Heather.
And making the week's mail even sweeter was this package of treats from Tracy. In the midst of her own busy life (and I must say that if my children were in school, I only hope I could have the dedication and committment that she's got right now, being so committed their education. Bravo), she sent along a bunch of pajamas for Adelaide, including some with Maine maps! - happily removing one thing off my to do list for this fall (
make pajamas for Adelaide.). Hooray for that. And much to my boys excitement, there was a vintage How and Why book about dinosaurs. Rock on. And a kids CD mix that we've been listening to non-stop since it arrived. Thank you, Tracy!
There are so many intellectual, emotional, and creative ways that blogging has impacted my life, and I could go on and on about them (oh, and I do). But sometimes the tangible reminders of it all are so nice. Yesterday, on a rainy morning, at one moment we were in the midst of a finger puppet show performance, Adelaide was wearing these PJ's and the CD mix was on. And I looked around and saw beautiful art on my walls. All of this from people I've never 'met,' and likely never will, people who live so far away from us, but who have extended generosity and kindness our way that touches my heart.
So, in case I haven't said it lately: Thank you!