Saturday, June 11, 2011

Surprise Package... Surprise Blessing!

So.....we finally arrive home.  We're all a little sad to leave the ocean but have that 'I'm home' feeling too...
There is this HUGE package on our front porch.
Hubs brings it in to me...MY name is on it! YAHOO!
I prepare myself to justify something that I obviously ordered online or on ebay or something....
hmm...not ringing any bells.
O- em- g.
Remember this post?
Shirley had asked me for my address, she said this mirror was made for me.
Clearly she was just having a moment and didn't mean it right?
I obviously told her that she needed to keep this labor of love, that her family worked so hard on, in HER home!
She wrote very matter of fact in our email exchange, "No, you can't take away my blessing! It was made for you!"
Her message in scripture made it even more special.
Proverbs 31:18-21
To Shelli,
"She perceiveth that her merchandise is good, her candle doesn't go out by night.  She layeth her hands to spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.  She stretcheth out her hand to the floor, yea she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.  She is not afraid of the snow or her household, for all her household are clothed with scarlet."
Love, Shirley Slee
Proverbs 31:18-21
After I wiped up my teary mess, I ran RIGHT UPSTAIRS and promptly hung it on an existing nail on the blank wall in my guest room.
It might have to be re-hung over the bed (sorry hubs!)
Shirley said she was afraid it might break in transit.
Nope.  Still in tact in all of its gorgeousness. WOW!
I'm not sure how to say thank you Shirley, except to say,
My jaw drops at your generousity
This blog has been a blessing from God in my life.
It has given this stay at home mom who was struggling with her new role, an amazing community of people, many who are moms themselves (and seem to know more of what they are doing, lol).  I say all the time that I have the most loyal group of readers whose comments make me GRIN daily.  

My mom always says "I do not believe in coincidences, only divine appointments."
That being said, I do not believe it is coincidence that the name of Shirley's blog is simply


  1. This is awesome!! What an amazing gift that was able to encourage you so much! This was really fun to read about!

  2. It's perfect! I'm constantly amazed and overwhelmed by the generosity of those in the blogging community. Thanks for sharing this, it brightened my day.

  3. This story warms my heart! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Wow, it is gorgeous! I love the verse on the back to! It makes it all the more special!

  5. That is so sweet, and it looks amazing your home!!

  6. Shirley is so sweet and that mirror looks fantastic in your home. And the verse makes it so special and meaningful!

    Love this post!


  7. Amen, what a blessing she is, and what a blessing for each of us that we have this form of communication. It has opened up doors for many, friendships have been formed, support has been there when needed, and occassionally that laugh that was desperately needed in the middle of the day, just magically appears. Shirley is a true testament to all of the above. The mirror is just perfect for your home Shelli!!

  8. Aaah!! That is so sweet and what a wonderful piece of kindness to hang in our home. Shirley is obviously a very generous soul. I love the verse she attached. I am like you, I believe I am here in blogland because of the journey God has given me. I must admit it is a very fun ride. The like-minded people I have met through this experience is a true blessing in my life. It is so nice to see you are one of those like minded people. Enjoy your mirror and your weekend with your family, Kathysue

  9. How amazingly sweet! I agree, blogs are a blessing!! Shirley's gift is a tangiable example, but the blessings come in so many ways.


  10. Wow, what a fabulous surprise. This is absolutely gorgeous, and the message so kind. :)

  11. What a beautiful, amazing thing (both the thought and the gift itself)!

  12. Thank you all for the kind, sweet, words! The blogger community never ceases to amaze me! At a women's Bible study I attend they were talking about how when women are around each other conversing, sharing, certain hormones are released in our bodies! (Good ones) that promote peace, comfort, how awesome is that we all need each other! Love Shirley

  13. Wow! What an amazing, beautiful gift. So nice that there are people like Shirley in this world :)

  14. It makes my heart sing to witness people blessing others! What a generous and GORGEOUS gift! Shirley rocks! No other way to say it!

  15. That is an amazing act of kindness! The mirror is gorgeous and looks picture perfect in your guest bedroom!

  16. So very generous and kind! Shirley sounds like a lovely woman and what a beautiful gift. Her message is beautiful and so very special. That is just so sweet!

  17. Gorgeous! And what a kind gesture! Blogging has definitely allowed me to meet some amazing people, including you Shelli! Hope you've had a lovely weekend! xo

  18. Gorgeous, what a fantastic gift... blessed indeed :)

  19. That was so sweet. And, that mirror is insanely beautiful!! I adore the texture. Wow!! Lucky!!