Wednesday, April 13, 2011

One of those really high pitched squeals.

OK so today I had one of those moments where I squealed with delight.  You know one of those really high pitched squeals that usually occurs at Christmas when your son realizes he has gotten the one toy that makes the loudest noise ever or when your daughter opens the finger paints or makeup. 

As a 30-ish mother of two I haven't had one of these moments in a while.  

I was busy in the kitchen this afternoon when my son came in and said, "Mom, your package came."  I looked at him confused, and explained that I hadn't ordered anything.  He said, "well, it has your name on it, let's open it and see."  So I let him open the package, and I continued on with my work.

He opened the package, and explained that it was a book One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. Like the mature mama that I am, I ripped it straight from his hands and clutched it tightly to my chest--this is the moment the squeal escaped from my mouth. 

I am soooo excited to receive this book.  I have heard tons of great things about this book, and have been dying to read it.

  You see, I did not order it for myself.  A precious friend ordered this for me, and had it shipped to my house.  What a sweet surprise, but even sweeter is the friend that sent it.  She has blessed me in more ways than I can count in the last few months just by being a child of God. 

A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer that a brother.
Proverbs 18:24