Now, for the GREAT news!!! The wonderful stitching blogger, Edgar, generously had a give-away for his blogging anniversary. I was so thrilled to be notified that I had won!!!! Edgar went so far above and beyond on goodies for his give-away...I was just blown away!!!! Wanna see my lovelies????
Then, there was this....
But wait...there's MORE!!!
Okay, this is the part that is going to make me tear up...Edgar asked if there was anything particular to San Francisco that I might like. (Backstory here - Ian has had one heck of a year, probably his most challenging ever. Health-wise, he's faced some scary medical choices that adults shouldn't even have to make, (and then battle back from those choices), he's lost friends, he lost his dog and a whole lot of other challenges that I won't share here...suffice to say, other than getting into the school of his choice and getting a gnarly scholarship, he's had a pretty crap-tastic year). Ian has an interest in all things Japanese. He's studied the history, the art, the culture, the technology and especially, the language). He lives in Florida, so you'd think that he'd pick something like Spanish or, because of his heritage, Chinese. But no.....my kid has to love Japanese. He worked really hard to learn to read, write and speak Japanese. (I still struggle with English! LOL)
Okay, with all that in mind, I asked Edgar if there was any way he might send something for Ian that had anything Japanese-related. He said that he was making a trip to Japan town and asked for something specific that Ian might like. I asked Ian and he said something with "good fortune" in Japanese. Because he's had such a rough year, he thought some "good fortune" wouldn't hurt. :)
Edgar went so far above and beyond...we just can't believe it.
the PENDANT!!!!! (I was trying to be artistic by making a heart with the chain, I should've just taken a picture of the pendant, but photography isn't my strong suit).
I wish you could have seen Ian's face when he saw the pendant. I saw 12-months of stress just melt away from him. Ian found a black rope to put the pendant on. Ian is over-the-moon tickled with this. He said it's sort of his "battle of courage" for fighting through this year and coming out on top.
He loves it and I just love Edgar and Ricco for putting so much time and thought into gifts for us.
They just couldn't have chosen anything that we would have loved more and enjoyed so much!
May you both be blessed beyond how you have blessed others!!!!
I told you I was overwhelmed with goodness!!!!!
Hugs and Grace,