Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Gift - and a Thank You

Yesterday, Maid Elizabeth returned from her job as a clerk at our local post office with a package cradled in her arms.  It was addressed to Enola Gay with a return address of Nevada.  The package was somewhat flat, with a typewritten enveloped taped to the back, along with an envelope containing product warranty information.    HP was emblazoned across the box - and I burst into tears.

My hands shook as I lifted a brand new burgundy (the color I would have chosen) colored laptop from its box.  Sir Knight sat across from me in humble astonishment at the unparalleled generosity of people that we had never met.  With the entire family gathered round, I read the letter from the folks that had gifted us this wonderful tool.  Their letter made us smile.  It was real.  It was kind.  It represented everything that is best in our fellow man.  Thank you.

I will do my best to put this wonderful gift to good use.  I have so many blogs rolling around in my head - now I can get them down on "paper".  I haven't the words to express my appreciation, so I'll use the inadequate but time tested - Thank you.

22 comments:

  1. I'm so happy for you! As a fairly new follower of yours and other blogs, and a new blogger myself I'm already impressed by the character of the community that share the vision common to the Christian homesteading. We are blessed!

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  2. I'm smiling through watery eyes - and so pleased for you, and your family. There is still generosity out there in the world.

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  3. that is great I just shows there are still great people in this world

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  4. Praise the Lord

    We are all blessed by this Gift

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  5. God is good and he provides for all our needs!

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  6. Thank you to those generous folks. I would have contributed had I known what was going on. Instead I will have the opportunity to see more blogs written here, check out more wonderful recipes and read about the progress of your bees and how your children grow. Thank you to Enola and family for sharing and thank you for the good people from Nevada who made this possible for them. May God Bless you all....

    Natokadn

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  7. It is good to hear that generosity is not dead. I am so glad to see that there are good people out there. I myself will be glad to see you posting again. Thank You to whoever sent the gift, as I will benefit from it as much as Enola will. We have truly missed the regular posts on this site. God Bless You!

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  8. I do not think that you or Patrice have any idea how those of us who read your blogs have come to depend on your shining light in the darkness. To the person that gave you the wondrous gift thank you from all of us!

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  9. Enola,

    We all love your blog, and are grateful a Nevada resident sent you a gift from the heart.

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  10. Thank you to the giver! I hate to miss one of my favorite bloggers. You have given more of Enola's wonderful writing to us all.

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  11. I add my thanks to 'our' generous friends.....I am happy you are back in the blogging business!

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  12. Way to go Nevada! Thank you so much! I too, am grateful that Enola is back in the blogging business!

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  13. Not surprised at all! You're the one who provides such a service to us all, I figured it was just a matter of time before someone did this - if I'd had the means, I'd have done it! Really, your posts are such a blessing, so encouraging and comforting. Thank you for what you do, and thank you Nevada for providing the means for the blog to continue!!

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  14. So happy you're back!!! and really it's a gift to all of us that you're back.
    ~Clare

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  15. I sat reading your post about your computer and wished I had the finances to provide one for you. I'ven missed your posts and with a very heartfelt thank you to the family in Nevada that brought the love and advice you share back to all of us/

    Nevada-thank you with all my heart, I've really missed her sharing their family and faith. <3 <3

    Dixie chick

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  16. I, too, want to thank Nevada for the generous gift! I love to read your blog and have used many of your recipes. I think of Enola as a friend of a friend since her extended family lives so close to where I dwell (Port Orchard). Looking forward to more posts.

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  17. Thank you to whoever sent the gift. Enola has bee such an encouragement in being a Christian Wife and Mother to me. God bless you and God bless you and your Enola.

    Carlotta

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  18. Thank you, Nevada.

    Now I know how to give someone something. Don't ask. Just put it in the mail.

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