It was Monday. The doorbell rang, and I opened it to see our mailman pushing two large boxes towards the doorway. "Be careful," he said, "That bottom one is heavy!"
I opened them while Millie stood nearby. I pulled out one little girl's outfit after another after another. Millie excitedly pointed to them, saying, "Flower!", and lit up even more once she saw the shoes. Also inside, a gorgeous handmade dress made just for her, and a card for our second wedding anniversary next week.
Another box came to my house the week before. Inside was a huge stack of cloth diapers- only gently worn and missing a few buttons here and there, but perfect nonetheless. They're easier to use than the diapers she had been wearing, and we're not afraid for her to wear them while we're out running errands or when she takes naps during the day. They're wonderful!
Two bloggers-both whom you likely read, if you're reading my blog- sent these to me. Two girls who have never come over to my house, never met Millie, and have likely never been to Chambana, did something for my family that only family usually does. I honestly feel like I've gained a couple honorary sisters. It is such a humbling, incredible blessing. How do you express to someone how much you appreciate their generosity and sweetness?
There's a verse in the Bible reminding us to be kind to strangers, because we may unknowingly be in the presence of angels.
Sometimes, though, I think we already know.
To Kris and Bonnie, from Millie, Sky, and myself- thank you.