12/27 You don’t know how much I needed this...

I don't think you all know how much I needed you at the moment you rang my doorbell. That day would have been my parents' 49th wedding anniversary. My dad passed away in June from a long battle with rectal, lung and liver cancers. My mom had fallen and broken her wrist in November. I broke a pipe and flooded my bathroom and damaged my family room in October. We had a mini vacation in September that got cut short from Hurricane Florence. My husband got diagnosed as a type 1 Diabetic (he almost died from Diabetic Ketoacidosis in July) so that change has been a struggle. OH, and my sister in law found a lump putting on a bathing suit on vacation for her 40th birthday that turned out to be aggressive breast cancer. So we have been helping with my nephew and doing what we can for her during her chemo, double mastectomy and radiation. Needless to say, this has not been a good year for me.

The gift that arrived was PERFECT for me. Obviously, someone knows me very well. I have to tell you about the most touching gift. Someone made a painting of my cats. I'm a graphic designer and went to school for art. I know a little about what I'm talking about. The canvas on this painting was hand stretched on a custom wood frame. This wasn't a made in bulk canvas from an art store! It took a ton of time and skill just to get to the starting point. Then, the painting that was done of the 2 cats I just adopted this year was MAGNIFICENT and done by a very talented artist. It was based on a photo from my Facebook page. I have made the photos public so that the rescue group can follow them. It was not a dumpication of the photo but a touching image to capture their personalities with the artists' style. It is truly a TREASURE. 

The other items in the gift were so touching and perfect for me. Chocolate and coconut - cookies and coffee. And a beautiful necklace. Also a treasure. 

Perfect items that were perfectly timed from some perfect angels! Thank you