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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Monday, December 17, 2007

A Gift From Dad and Mary

Sometimes things happen at just the right moment. For me, Saturday was that moment. I have Dad and Mary to thank for this.

Until I walked out onto the front porch and found a box sitting by the front door that afternoon I had not felt the Christmas spirit. Well, I had not a clue what was in the box or who had sent it.

I came back into the house with the box and Ian saw me carrying the box and asked me what it was. I told him I had no idea, but that I had found it left on the front porch by the mail person.

I opened the packing list on the top of the box and saw who it was from...

It said,


I got really excited and began getting the tape off of the box and opened it up and what I pulled out just melted my heart.

If ever there were two kinder souls on this Earth I dont know who else they would be but Dad and Mary.

I just want you two to know, you lifted me up so high and thrust me in head first into the Christmas spirit. Thankyou so much for that.

Now look here, this is what I pulled out of the box...isn't this just beautiful?



Inside this beautiful planter are Amaryllis. The paper you see there tells you exactly how to take care of it properly. I plan on taking VERY good care of it. This is a very special gift and I want to have it around always to remind me of what special people Dad and Mary are and how lucky I am to have run across his journal. He truly lifts me up every morning.

Merry Christmas Dad and Mary, God Bless You Both.

Thankyou so much for this beautiful living gift!


solace223 said...

Wow that is beautiful.  What a nice surprise too.  They're not hard to care for, just hard to keep standing up once they get growing.  We had to lean ours up against a wall so that it wouldn't break in half.  They are gorgeous when in bloom.  Nothing better than flowers in winter. ;)

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly that is indeed a lovely gift ~ Dad and Mary are such caring people ~ I just love that pot and those birds are so pretty ~ Ally x

madcobug said...

That is going to beautiful. What a pretty and sweet gift that was for them to send to you. I used to have several of those and kept them for a long time. Then gave them to my brother and he let them die. Have a great day. Helen

breakaway1968 said...

WOW...It truly amazes me that people do such kind things sometimes!  We sure need more Dad and Mary's around in this lifetime!  Cheers to them for being such wonderful people :)  

wwfbison said...

What a wonderful gift, you will always think of them when you look at it.  How nice this raised your holiday spirits.  The pot is just gorgeous!

plieck30 said...

What a thoughtful gift. Cardinals are my favorite. Paula

nay0114 said...

That was a beautiful gift from them. The pot is really pretty with the cardinals on it. Can't wait to see the bloom.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie

nelishianatl said...

I am so glad you made it into the Christmas Spirit.  That is an awesome and beautiful gift.  It's going to bloom for you I just know it will.  It is so very pretty, and the pot is just gorgeous!