Monday, March 30, 2009

Nothing Is Impossible.....

"For nothing is impossible with God."
~Luke 1:37~
"Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops...at all."
~Emily Dickinson~

She could not have known what kind of day I would be having. She could not have known the thoughts I was thinking, the feelings I was feeling, or the feeble prayers I prayed this morning. She could not have known that her gift would find it's way into my hands on this very morning to be opened. She could not know that her gift would fill an empty place in my home or my heart. She could not have known that her gift would renew my hope.
She said in the note that accompanied her gift that she was not a "real" artist but just pretended to be on her blog. In my opinion she is the best kind of artist of all, a true friend who paints my world with the colors of kindness and caring and I love her artwork! I can't begin to tell you how touched I was when I opened the package. My first thought was, "How perfect!" The image she chose brought a smile to my face, joy to my heart, and tears to my eyes.
One can never know what little gesture of kindness will do to uplift another. Thank you, Vee, for reminding me that no thought slips by His notice, no feeling leaves Him untouched with compassion for us, and no prayer however feeble escapes His ever listening ear. Most of all, with Him, nothing is impossible!I need this precious reminder in a prominent place so I hooked it on a knob or two, but no, that would not do. I tucked in with some other treasures still waiting for me to get them arranged, but no, not there either. I turned around and there was the perfect place! I had long admired the versatility of the many cloches I have seen and the darling little displays that can be put in them but I had never found one that was affordable until a week or two ago at Hobby Lobby.

I happened upon an area that had everything marked down to a fraction of a price and what to my wondering eyes should appear but a cloche on a wood a mirror base. I was afraid to look at the price and gingerly did so. I gasp and grabbed, $45.00 marked down to $12.99!!!!! It has sat empty since I brought it home, I have been waiting for the perfect thing to put in it.

I placed Vee's artwork in the back and tiny twig nest in front of it. Another "gift" that I found on my deck rail after a storm over the weekend.
It seems the upper story of the nest being built in the oak that towers over the deck was not attached very well and blew down, here is what remains... I placed within the twigs two "eggs", a pair of my paternal grandmothers earrings, a snippet of old lace, and two little hatchling paper birds. Sitting beside the nest is a little resin bird.

I love it and a huge thank you goes out to my wonderful friend Vee for blessing me! I'd love to hear how a simple kindness made all the difference in your day.

Blessings,
Miss Sandy

13 comments:

Dragonlady said...

What a wonderful and inspiring story of your lovely and thoughtful gift..I really love your arrangement too...
hugs
Brenda

KathyB. said...

A gift of kindness is never wasted...and blesses the giver as well as the receiver! It is always nice to know the gift given is appreciated, and you're vignette shows how special you consider your gift.

Lori said...

what a sweet gift from Vee...it looks perfect and oh so special in the cloche you placed it in...

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

It's perfect and looks lovely!

Becky K. said...

Very thoughtful and beautiful. You have captured the essence of it with the nest and the cloche.

Andrea said...

Such kindness is priceless! The art is so beautiful, so pure! God bless Vee for being such a thoughtful and talented lady. God bless you, also, for your talent and kind heart. Thank you for sharing.

Andrea

Mildred said...

Vee's gift is beautiful. What a thoughtful gift and just when you needed it.

Susie said...

How sweet of her to do that for you Sandy. I know that had to have made your day. I love the way you have it displayed.

Melly said...

Sandy you're His beautiful and precious Princess whom He loves with an everlasting love and He wants you to always know that NOTHING is impossible for Him.
Thank you for sharing the beauty of His love in action :)
Hugs & blessings
Melly

marie said...

What a beautiful gift of kindness from Vee and how beautifully you've displayed....just lovely, every bit of it!

kathy said...

As many have said -- it is so beautiful -- and the thought evne more so , for it was given out of a generous heart -- a caring and thoughtful heart !! That also happened to me !! when I was having a hard time , someone sent me a little reminder and it is so cherished --I have had two other friends like that -- Vikki of Humble Heart -- and Dawn of the Feathered Nest -- and the other friend was ---***( YOU ) ***
You still bless me by being a
reminder of God's love and teaching -- Thank you for all you do !!!-- Kathy - ga

Sand Flat Farm said...

What a dear friend you have, Miss Sandy, and what a lovely gift from the heart. I love how you've displayed it in a such a special way!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh my goodness Sandy, how sweet of Vee to send you such a beautiful handmade card!!!! And I love it placed under the glass cloche. The glass gives it a place of honor ~ have a wonderful day sweet friend, xxoo, Dawn

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