I feel so loved.
A fellow leader from my bible study group learned of my loss during the retreat. We were not close but the retreat brought us closer together. When I saw her at the meeting last Saturday, she told me to go out with her to her car on my way out. She handed me a paper bag. I looked inside. There was a card and this:
I was so touched. The orchids has definitely brightened my life as well as my garden window in the kitchen.
And then this came in the mail yesterday:
I was so so so so so shocked and very very very surprised. In that big box, there were six tubs of Schulzies bread pudding of three different flavors. It came totally out of the blue. Schulzies is a bread pudding shop in San Francisco with 108 flavors. When you go to the shop itself, it’s like buying ice cream. You order a scoop, then you get it in a cup.
I looked at the note that was attached. It was from two very special ladies. One of them was my friend who lost her baby at 16 weeks. I mentioned about her in my last post. The other one was our other friend who struggled to get pregnant for three years and finally gave birth to her second child. I met them on the Taking Charge of Your Fertility website (TCOFY) a few years ago. We all became good friends. The note said:
“We wanted you to feel the love even from a distance. Thinking of you and sending warm healing hugs, R & A”
I almost cried. They are so thoughtful. They knew that my favorite dessert is bread pudding and they found a local store to buy me a lot to cheer me up. I was stunned and speechless. I am still stunned at the thoughtfulness and generosity of these ladies. Thank you R and A. You ladies sure know how to take good care of me. Deepest gratitude from my heart.
And finally, I also loved and cared for myself. I needed new bras. But my boobs became so much bigger during the last IVF cycle due to the side effect of the progesterone suppositories. I was also waiting to see if I was pregnant… If I was, then I would need different bras. Well, turned out the pregnancy didn’t last. So instead of waiting, I bought myself some new bras that came yesterday. I was going to take some photos and show them. Well, everyone knows what a bra looks like. I decided against it. But I just really want to take good care of myself as well. The bras and the bread pudding arrived at the same time. 🙂
Taking good care of my self and being cared for by others feel so good.