Den walked in the door, after work, with the mail. I, actually, like going through it to see what has came that is fun. I know that sounds optimistic, but its such a treat when you see a little coupon, a magazine, or a little something that you weren't expecting. This day just ended up being a jackpot!
You see, on the bed was a little, yellow, paper covered, box. Immediately it caught my eye, and I couldn't get to it fast enough. I held the box and saw that it had the last name from the giver, yet continued to wonder what in the world it could be. I felt like a little girl who had just recieved a surprise in the mail on her birthday, except.......it wasn't my birthday. It wasn't any special occasion at all, so it truly was a surprise!
Rapidly, the paper fell by the wayside and I saw the box that lay underneath. It said "Willow" on it. I thought, quickly, could it be a "Willow figurine"? I, only, had one such figurine in their collection (Den bought it for me for our anniversary). Pretty soon the box and the styrofoam were strewn across my bed, and there it was; a beautiful figure of a pregnant woman. I just looked at it, carefully. I spun it around in my hands, and I ran my fingers across the carvings, all the while admiring it. Den was watching me too. He had a big smile on his face when I finally looked up remembering that I could/should be sharing this little moment with him too. I said, "I love it!" He took it from me, admired it, and he said that he loved it too.
So thank you Cherrie and Lee. You are so very thoughtful! It was exactly what I wanted and needed to add to my collection of sentimental figures that are placed in my living room, atop my armoire. My dad always said that when someone can find a special gift for someone that says, "You", then you have a very dear friend on your hands. This hits special right on the nose.