Us and We

What happened today warmed my heart. It was the sweetest miracle to watch unfold, so I had to share.

My daughter had two people interested in one of her kittens she had posted for sale. She was mainly a barn kitty, but it would be no problem finding her a good home. Being a Siamese mix, she was pretty, fluffy and cross-eyed.

A man contacted my daughter and told her he was interested in the kitten. He had been looking for a Siamese for his girlfriend. Her Siamese was stolen about a year ago and he thought she was ready for another one. A lady contacted my daughter as well. She told the lady that the man had asked first, but would let her know if he didn’t take it.

This morning my daughter awoke to text messages from both the man and the woman. They were boyfriend and girlfriend and he had been looking for a kitten to replace the one that was stolen. She had reached out to my daughter because it was one year ago today that it happened, and she was ready for another one. The couple confessed to one another this morning, showed one another a picture of the same kitten, and met us in town to take her home.

He was going to surprise her with the kitten, and she was going to talk with him about getting it. I am learning to enjoy a healthy relationship, it’s not a mindset of you and I. It’s about us and we.

 

 

Box of Love

When I began Blogging, my thought was, this is for my daughter Bailey. To have a place to go and read about our journey together. What goes on the Internet, stays on the Internet, is our motto. I never want her to forget this day.

This guy in Missouri has been talking with her for a while now. His name is Brett, and he works at Starbucks for now. There are two thumbs up already. His name starts with a B, like all our family members, and he works at our favorite coffee shop. Brett bought Bailey a reusable cup from Starbucks. This one cup is how the box of love began.

He started dropping stuff in the cup when he came home from work. The items were random things he had laying around his room that he thought Bailey would like. Guitar picks and a cool guitar capo. The capo was so unusual; it took us a minute to figure out what it was. He wanted to tell her, ‘You Rock,’ so he taped a rock to a piece of paper and put it in the cup. There was more he wanted to send, so the cup went into a box, and he started adding to the box.

FullSizeRenderHe wrote messages on index cards. The cards were in a stack, as she went through and read each one, her smile growing larger all the while. I noticed how she pulled each item out and looked at it like a mysterious treasure. Knowing that his hand touched it, his thought was behind it, and the t-shirts smelled like his cologne. It was a box of love and light.

The joy that each item brought her was priceless, even though the only money he spent was on the postage. The box took some time, effort and thought, which is important to any relationship. Brett showed us you can put love in a box, and send it, but the secret is not to keep it in the box. Unpack it, feel it, give it back to the giver and everyone around you.

 

blackandwhiteBarbara is a writer and loves being a Mom to her 16 year old daughter. It’s a dream come true for her to be a Letitgocoach and help others enjoy their lives. She hosts Workshops, does one on one Coaching and is writing her first book.  You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com