1.19.2012

mystery package

Last night, Mike and I got home from our marriage class at around 8:30 and on our doorstep was a little package. We haven't gotten a package in like for-ever {or that's how it felt to me}. I am a mail freak. I love checking the mail. I love getting packages. I love opening stuff {even if its not for me}. I am obsessed with surprises {but I usually ruin them because I am also nosey}. I had been spoiled by the wedding and Christmas. I mean it was like Christmas every day. Packages on our stoop all. the. time.  

Mike had ordered our books for our different Bible studies but that was on Tuesday. Ain't no way Amazon got them there in less than 24 hours!  I opened the box like a mad woman - no knife, scissors, just straight up teeth and muscle power. In it was a book.

Not just a book. This was the book I had been wanting since I heard about it like two or three weeks ago. I wanted it BAD. I was on the waiting list at the library but was 15th in line {I mean, really!}. I had already read as much as I could on Amazon and kept adding it to the basket but wouldn't buy it. I kept justifying that it was at the library, and I didn't need to spend the money - blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Initially, I thought- holy crap.. Mike you are so sweet - but, I could see he was just as confused as I was. So, then I thought - OMG I bought this book in my sleep -  that's how bad I wanted it .. that seriously could have happened. So, before even taking it out of the packaging, I'm rummaging through bank statements trying to see if I mysteriously ordered it one night. I even called Mal {who told me about the book}:

"You will never believe what just happened.
That book, One Thousand Gifts, magically appeared on my doorstep!"

As I was talking to her, I turned over the Amazon sheet and on it was a sweet note from the bestest friend in the entire world {who, might I add, lives miles and miles and miles and an ocean away in New Zealand}.  I was so completely overtaken with gratitude that I was stunned for the rest of the night. I've never had a friend do something so thoughtful and so sweet like that from a million miles away. It really is the little things that make the biggest difference. And after two weeks of a hardened, ungrateful heart, I literately felt it begin to melt. It was exactly what I needed at the exact time I needed it. And, another reminder of how awesome God is and how blessed I am to have such wonderful friends.
haha, couldn't resist.. Lauren and I in college
Thank you, Lauren, for showing me time and time again what a true friendship looks like!


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