Saturday, December 21, 2013
I am BLESSED
Late yesterday afternoon we had a knock on our door. My son answered the door and accepted a box from UPS. I asked who it was for, and he simply said, its from the 'Legacy Gallery'. My heart began to pound. I knew that was where the painting was. I had just asked Andrea Thursday evening if it had sold. She gently said yes, she was notified yesterday. My heart sank a little, but I knew whoever purchased it was going to love it as much as I did. So I was in a 'meltdown' with the far fetched hope the painting was in that box. I began to cry, as Oprah describes it, the ugly cry. Kind of out of the world cry. As I opened the box, I would see the back of a painting and an envelope. It had a precious note from the Legacy Gallery, that an anonymous person has sent it as a gift to me.
I had talked a lot about this painting to my husband over the weeks of watching Andreas progress on it, so I suspected he purchased it for me as a surprise. But no, he did not. He commented 'If you bought it for yourself, you are sure putting on a good act that you didn't!' Then I knew he was serious, and didn't get it for me. For those of you who know me, I am a woman who reads spoilers BEFORE I watch a movie to avoid surprises. So to receive this gift was not even something I could imagine. I thought I had died and gone to heaven.
When I woke this morning I went in to check the wall to make sure I hadn't been in a dream, and I was still on this earth. It was still on the wall. I have someone that brought this joy in to my life that gave me a gift of art that I will cherish forever! I am BLESSED. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.
Merry Christmas. There are Angels walking among us.
Hebrews 13:2 “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”