Ya'll have made this young woman so happy she doesn't know whether she's a-washin' or a-hangin'! Doesn't she look like she's just won the lottery and then some? It all began over at Marydon's 'Blushing Rose' when she heard our darlin' Angel Dawn was havin' some problems. I tell ya that Marydon has a heart that is bigger than Heaven and all of Texas! This most generous woman posted that she wanted to bless Angel this Easter season and the prayers, boxes, cards and letters came floodin' in faster than the risin' water in the clogged commode.
After the initial shock of a completely loaded table subsided, Miss Angel got busier than a farmer with one hoe and two rattlesnakes tearin' into all the love gifts that were sent from Marydon's wonderfully considerate blogmates. It was so very overwhelmin' for her, I had a friend help Miss Angel with all her goodies!
Faster than a knife fight in a phone booth the elated girl began to open the love boxes one by one. Even with a helper it took a full hour to open all the gifts presented that day. There were more gifts and days that I had younger kiddos in Kid's Church that would not understand why Angel had presents and they didn't. Those days the gifts were simply sent home with her. I've received three more love packages just this week.
I have to tell ya'll that each and every package and card thrilled this thirteen year old's heart. Items came from all over the United States. Gifts were shipped from sunny California to the tropics of Florida. Boxes were sent from New York to Texas and everywhere in-between. Shoot, there were a couple things from Canada and yesterday a package arrived all the way from England!!! Not only have ya'll touched Angel in a most special way, if this Ozark Farm Chick was any happier~ I'd be twins!!!! I know...scarey thought but your outpourin' has truly blessed my heart and moved my very soul. Ya'll rock!
Angel received beautiful hats of all shapes and forms Heaps of art supplies and jewelry kits that'll keep her busy for days to come. Beautiful handmade journals and pretty delicate handmade boxes stuffed with delicious candies. There were stunnin' handmade quilts, scarves, wraps, jewelry, afghans, pillows and purses. She opened word searches, notepads, books,CD's, devotionals, stickers, cut out dolls, bears and angels. Heck, one card even held cash in the form of two dollar bills. Miss Happy can glee over new clothes, bubble baths, sweet lotions, perfumes and nail treatments. The list goes on...I have filled four legal pad size pages with the gifts received. 'Blows me away!
Doesn't this smile melt your heart? Angel has undergone two brain stem surgeries and months of chemotherapy that was completed last September to obviate brain stem cancer . I gotta tell ya I've observed some symptoms in Miss Angel that have truly burdened my heart. They've left a bad feelin' that is hangin' on me like a booger ya can't thump off even though her Mama tells me all Angel's test have come back on a positive note. Please pray for her.
On top of this several weeks before Easter Angel blacked out at school. When she came to she couldn't tell the responder her name, birthday or where she was. She was transported to St. Johns Hospital where she's been treated. A blood test was ran and they sent her home. A couple weeks later, a MRI was ran and Mom was told everything was OK. Now, if that don't put the pepper in the Gumbo!!!
Just between you me and the fencepost, Miss Angel has recently complained of headaches. Bless her heart, she began droppin' weight. I see trouble with balance and short term memory on top of some other issues I won't mention. I pray I'm wrong but my heart is heavy.
Last time ya'll blessed Angel I wrote the thank you notes in Angel's words, addressed the envelopes for her and let her sign 'em. This round I've enclosed a blank thank you notes in each box or package for her to write her own.
If for some reason she doesn't carry through, I want to personally thank ya'll for each prayer, card, letter and package that was sent. I'm blown away with the response and know this young woman feels the love that has surrounded her through your gifts. Can't ya tell her heart is meltin' in the picture below? There are simply not enough 'THANK YOUS!
To top everything off, Mailman Larry handed me yet another box which I assumed was for Angel. Imagine my surprise when I noticed it was simply addressed to Nezzy. Yep, I'd won a giveaway over at Miss Marydon's place, Blushing Rose ,that I didn't even realized I'd won. What a wonderfully amazin' surprise it was too!!! This beautiful charmin' box contained a vintage doorknob filled with a teeny tiny flower bouquet created by Celestina Marie Design for Marydon's giveaway but wait...that's not all! Celeste added a beautiful angel topped heart ornament just for bein' me. Can you imagine? What precious sweethearts these ladies are. Please pop over and pay 'em a visit, I'd be much obliged!
Tyler Collins is a singer~songwriter who's name ya might not recognize. She's sang with Prince and played Cinderella on an episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." She began singin' as a lead with an R&B group called 'The Boys Next Door". She recorded "Never Alone" (Eeyore's Lullaby) for Winnie the Pooh tribute album. This talent has sang R&B, pop and adult contemporary music from 1987 to present day. Miss Tyler has also written song for Celine Dion, Shanice and Jeffrey Osborne.
Today I want to present this song to you. God has used your hearts and your hands to touch a young stranger miles away. God has overwhelmingly blessed me by touchin' our lives, for this I want to say "Thanks to You"!!! Please listen won't ya?God bless ya'll!!!