Heart Smiles



Today I was reminded of what true un-conditional love looks and feels like. 


There should have been no way that my dearest, oldest friend – (who also happens to be my sis-in law) should know that I have had one yucky week. 

Here I was thinking I’d kept my stress and worry all to myself.

I had went out of my way to be my normal happy- go- lucky self when speaking in emails to the aforementioned lady.
So imagine my surprise when I got a brief email from her via Facebook letting me know she’d been thinking of me a lot the last couple of days and she wondered if I was sad or blue.


How did she know?


She asked me too if I’d received her smile. I erroneously thought she meant an e-card, which would have just made my day. Goodness, just reading her short email had me misty.

I doubled checked both email accounts. No e-card. Then it hit me, this is my BF we are dealing with here, she is a gift giver. I smile and run to the front door. Sure enough, while I’d been out grocery shopping a package had been delivered.

Here’s what was inside: 

My Heart Smiles


The note enclosed wished all of us a Happy Spring Day from all of them with lots of Love. 
 By now I am really crying because I can’t believe it. 

This woman’s heart is so full of love and caring that she would worry and concern herself about us, about ME on her birthday. 

Come to think of it, I shouldn't have been surprised at all.

When I texted her to jokingly ask her if she wasn’t the one that should be opening gifts. Her response was simple. 

I'll share the main sentiment: Her gift was in the giving.


That is what un-conditional love looks and feels like.


14 comments

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

that is so sweet! you are lucky to have a sil who loves you!

Donna Perugini said...

Beautiful! You have a wonderful friend in her! The best part is you recognize it and are thankful, Linda.

0b89d13a-8aa6-11e1-99c8-000f20980440 said...

You are such a wonderful person. A true gift in my life. Thank you for sharing your life and your thoughts with me. Love you so much!!! Fortune smiles on me Mrs Kinsman!!

Linda said...

Ah, thanks for stopping by my BF.
I feel the very same way about you.

We truly are blessed beyond measure that our paths crossed when we were 15.

Love ya tons!

Linda said...

Hi Donna,

Yes! I am so very blessed to have her in my life. I wanted to share because sometimes we( I) get so busy with life that we barely make time for friends. I just had to share in the hopes it might allow others to reach out to some one near and dear to them.
Have a great day!

Linda said...

Hi Tammy,

Yep, she's a keeper alright.
Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you!

Nancy -The Frugal Dietitian said...

That is amazing!!!

Shauna Smith said...

What a great post.. I am so glad you have someone so in tune with you that they know, just know when something isn't right.. What a great gift she is to your life and Im sure you are to hers as well.. Big hugs feel better soon..

Shauna
Bipolar2happiness.com

Katy @ Experienced Bad Mom said...

Aw, that is so sweet! You are blessed to have each other. I'm glad she somehow knew you needed a pick-me-up. Keep smiling!

Linda said...

Hi Nancy,

Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I agree, stories like these should be shared to show all who may be touched that shining your light is a wonderful gift to those who receive and give it.

Have a great day!

Linda said...

Hi Katy,

I am still smiling every time I think of her generous spirit.

Thanks for stopping by, that makes me smile too!

Have a great day.

Linda said...

Hi Shauna,

So glad you stopped by. Wouldn't the world be a better place if we could all open up and live other centered lives?
It's something I strive to do, but know I fall short at times.
Thank goodness I have a mentor in my dear friend!
Happy thoughts and hugs right back to you!

Ashley said...

You are so blessed. We all need people like your SIL in our lives! When I think about it, we need to be those people like your SIL! I hope you are feeling better! Hugs and smiles your way! Take care!

Christy Maurer said...

That is just so sweet! I love it when we are surprised in a good way!