I have a confession. I am not, by nature, a very patient person. I have such a hard time waiting for anything – especially if it is something I really really want. Sometimes, though, logic takes over and I manage to rein myself in. Over the past few years, I’ve managed to restrain myself and not purchase one particular item. Every time I’ve walked near or through a Hallmark store, I always stopped in to take a look . . . and I have to admit, to check the price. I never could bring myself to buy it, knowing there were other things our family needed, it just seemed too extravagant.
I am so thankful I never bought it because this morning when I opened my birthday gift from my parents, there it was!
It is the start of the Willow Tree Nativity Set. I am so excited, and I am so grateful. As much as I am glad that we’re moving into Spring and Summer, I can’t wait for Christmas to get here so I can put this out on display. Thank you, Mom and Dad, I appreciate it and you so much!
At the bottom of the bag, wrapped in tissue was also a very surprising gift from my mom. I thought it was something she purchased from a lady we both know of in La Grande, but once I talked to her tonight I found out she is the one who made it. Thank you, Mom!
Thank you to everyone who called, sent e-mails, and well wishes for my birthday today, I appreciate the kind words and love. Thank you!