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Sweet Thang

So, yesterday you read about my crappy day.

There’s a little more to the story that I didn’t share in that post.

When the final bell rang, I headed to the office to check my mailbox one last time before prepping my room for the next day.

I found an envelope inside with my name, the word “Personal,” and a smiley face on the front.

Hmmm.

The envelope was thick.

I opened it and pulled out this…

Well, that made me smile.

I opened it and saw this…

What in the world????

I was shocked.

I eagerly turned to the words printed inside…

If you’re having trouble reading the opening lines, it goes like this…

Sweet thang!

This is for you to buy whatever yarn you want!ย  Or whatever you want!!

The card was sent by Angie, a dear friend of mine…a lady I met when our daughters played soccer together on the high school team.

Angie is one of the funniest ladies I’ve ever met.

Once you hear her laugh, you always remember her.

She finds joy in every single thing in life, no matter what her circumstances.

She always makes time to chat, and she goes out of her way to be of service to others.

She gave me the card and gift as a way to thank me for taking thousands and thousands of pictures during the girls’ soccer seasons.

It was something I did because I wanted to.

I never wanted payment…never charged anyone for copies of their children’s pictures.

It was my gift to the girls and the sport that I love.

Angie and I shared many, many laughs as we watched our girls play in warm weather, freezing temperatures, rain, and more rain.

What a joy this lady is to me.

Especially more so because she allowed herself to be used by God yesterday.

She didn’t know that I was having a crappy day.

God did, though, and He prompted Angie’s heart to visit my school, drop off the card, and leave.

I can almost picture the scene in my mind, her leaving the school, rubbing her hands together conspiratorially, laughing all the way back to her vehicle.

I love her for that.

I love God for making me smile in the midst of my angst.

I don’t think I’m worthy of the title “Sweet Thang.”

It’s one more befitting of my dear, sweet friend.

Thank you, Angie.

I am blessed to know you and look forward to sharing fun memories whenever we get together.

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4 Responses

  1. God definitely works in mysterious ways…often by placing someone in your life right when they’re needed most. What a special friend you’ve found in Angie! Her kind gesture will be remembered by you for years to come, I’m sure of it. Have a great day, Nathalie…you deserve it!

  2. Ahh – that’s so sweet!!! People that like inspire me to want to be a better person to others! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Now ENJOY shopping for yarn! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. That’s so sweet! It reminds me that a little thoughtful gesture can really turn a person’s day around. I need to do more of those!

    Have a great weekend!

  4. What a wonderful friend you are blessed with.

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