I have spoken about my friend, Nellie, from PE before. We still keep in contact every day and very much look forward to our weekend together at the end of May. Today Nellie did the most thoughtful thing anyone has ever done for me. Well, actually she did it on Saturday already. The sneaky bugger! She fished out my address from Rudi and sent me a gift.
The instructions were for them to deliver the gift tomorrow, but for some reason they delivered it today. Luckily I was at home. At first I did not answer the door…a bit freaked out by the man with the walkie talkie outside my door (and I’m in my PJ’s)…but they called me to tell me why they were knocking…
When I saw the package I was very surprised. I knew Nellie was up to something…but I had no idea she was up to this!
A beautiful quilt her mother made for me…covers my double bed!
Beautiful butterfly and flower patterns. I <3 butterflies! (obviously Nellie knew)
In the package there was a letter which read as follows:
This is a very small something made with loads of love by my mom and chosen with love by me.
This is what we call a “comfort or pamper quilt” in our home and everyone has their own. So we thought it was about time for you to have one of your own.
We tried to choose colours that are bright and cheerful and colours that I kind of think will “suite” you.
Quilts are to snuggle under when you have “off” days or ill days or days just meant for cuddling. I hope you wil think of us in PE when you cuddle under “this one” think of it as a big hug from me when I can’t be there.
The best part about it is that it will be with you to cuddle with on the 18th and many other days both happy and sad!
Thinking of you and sending you HEAPS of love
That is special. I called her before I opened it to hear if I was allowed to open it since it had arrived a day early, she consented. I cried and cried! It is SUCH a beautiful gesture. I tried to read the letter to Rudi on the phone, but started crying again.
Thank you, Nellie and family. I’m pretty sure everyone contributed (I know your dad put the tape on the box!) Goliath…please look after this special friend of mine.
*sending much love back to PE*
Now to get Amber to give me my quilt back…