Today I reluctantly went to the mail box. We had spent several hours at the pond yesterday walking around and I was taking it easy today. I didn’t really want to stop reading my book and go check the mail. Yes, my life is so very hard. 🙂
In my mailbox was some random junk and a package. Now normally packages aren’t a big deal–U do Swapadvd and Paperbackswap so they are pretty regular. However this package was not from either of those–it was from a bloggy friend with whom I occasionally share snail mail and projects. This time it wasn’t a cool craft it was a book. A gift for Rachel. The perfect gift.
The Prairie Girl’s Guide to Life: How to Sew a Sampler Quilt & 49 Other Pioneer Projects for the Modern Girl
To start Rachel looked the book over–“Mom, this book is really well made. The paper is really good quality and it has a beautiful cover. ”
She opened it up and ooed and awed as she browsed the pages. She then settled back in her chair and began to read, every once in a while exclaiming over another thing that it explains that she wanted to be able to do.
As most of you know Rachel has a crafty/project streak. She loves making and building things (she has a go cart in the works from The Dangerous Book for Boys) as well as cooking and baking. What you may not know is that she is an outdoors-woman at heart. She longs for me to let her camp out for a week in a tent all buy herself. She wants to build a shelter, live in it, make her own fire, and make her own food. A long time ago she told me she felt called to be an old fashioned missionary–the type that not only goes out and witnesses but also has to make her way in the wilderness. She also wants to fly.
🙂 nothing like reciving a package of sunshine at the post office.
I am so glad it was perfect and I am glad I listened to the prompting. I was going to put in the thrift store box but thought it seemed right up Rachel’s alley – I had no idea how on the nose it would be. I am glad.
What an awesome gift…what a thoughtful friend.
What a sweet friend! I love seeing kids enjoy books.
I am so glad Rachel is enjoying the book! I loved writing it and remembering how much fun I had discovering new things as a kid on the farm. I hope she finds loads of projects to try.
What a lovely surprise to find waiting for you! My kids adore getting packages! That is one thoughtful friend you have.