Thursday, December 2, 2010

and I wept....

When Peg arrived, yesterday... she had a box of all of the gourds she had been feverishly working on, in tow...she also had a darling little Christmas Gift Bag, she handed me.... I rolled my eyes....I haven't done any Christmas Shopping, yet.... I can't begin to even think about it.... I opened the bag... to see this Amazing Gourd Vase, with the most Beautiful Necklace, woven into the top.... I was breathless.... she asked..."Do you remember that necklace?".... I stood there, for a moment... and I realized it looked vaguely familiar.... but... I would be drawn to it, no matter.... when a 'heart' finds it's way to me, in a strange circumstance, I always see it as a message from Dad... {that's a long, long story....} So, I didn't know if I'd seen this before, or, just believed I had.... {my brain....oh dear...} Peg burst out laughing.... She said.... do you remember, at your Fall Sale... you had bought a box of vintage jewelry?...." Yea".... I said.... {the Sale had been crazy..... the 'Polly' incident,and all..} but. I do remember....I bought a box of the gnarliest stuff, from Bart.... I put it on the 'Hold' table...and people kept digging through it.... I was so busy, when I finally had a little time, to go through it, myself..... it seemed something was missing.... I had bought it, and set it aside... but...couldn't remember what all was in the box... but... knew it was all neat....and something was just... wrong.... missing....oh well.... Peg had pulled that necklace out of the box....to use on my Christmas present..... Mark knew about it.... and kept the secret..... Peg said, the necklace reminded her, of a dream I had told her about.... {I wrote about it too...} about being at an auction, running back and forth, then, taking a break, only to discover, my teeth were all falling out....{my brain....oh dear...} she said, the tiny mother of pearl hearts, and moons, reminded her of teeth... and she just had to do something with this necklace....she said it was a joke.... Well... all I saw... was another little sign, from above.... and a Darling little Angel, handing it to me.....and I wept...
Hope Everyone has an Amazing Thursday...
Barb C.
{Peg wrote, on the Gourd..."And in Our Dreams...Oh, What We See"...
I say... 'Reality', can be the real 'Shocker'....}

6 comments:

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

And, you are blessed.
What a wonderful story of kindness & friendship to come home to...I needed that.
Thank you for sharing - just beautiful...both the words and the gift. All of it.
Kari

simplyiowa said...

Hey, Kari!
Life is so amazing.... If you pay attention... The Angels are always there... Sometimes, we get so busy...we forget to look up... and around us.... oh my....
Thanks for following...and your kind words... I needed them....
My Love to Ya...
Barb C.

cconz said...

Hey sweety, I'm so bummed out! I have to work this weekend. I'll be out to see you asap.

simplyiowa said...

Hey, Cathie Girl....
I will love seeing you...Anytime....
My Love to You...and Bill...
Barb C.

Betty G said...

What a beautiful gift and with so much meaning. You and Peg have a treasure in your friendship. Luv~Betty :)

Gracie's Cottage said...

What a beautiful vase; I love the way the necklace is incorporated. What a special gift you got from the heart and talented hands of Peg.