This week I received a very special delivery. My church had been putting together fabulous Thanksgiving gift boxes for all of the home-bound members. I was given this very large (and beautiful!) box full of wonderful presents. Being home-bound can get lonely, and the thoughtful gifts are a tangible reminder that my church loves me and is thinking of me. I am so grateful for a church that loves the Lord and serves its members with such kindness.
I had so much fun opening the box. It was filled with lovely Christmas ornaments, homemade bread, music, DVDs, a devotion book, journals, tea, lotion, nail polish, make up, cards, pretty towels, a gift card, and more. What a treat!
Oooh, look! Girly stuff!
Sharing some girly stuff with Adelaide
William and Adelaide had fun helping me to dig for more treasures.
Look at all these little treasures!
The bottom of the box was filled with chocolate!
The Thanksgiving gift box made for a very fun day for me! Even the box itself is a present. It is beautiful and sturdy. I am planning to use it to store yarn and crochet supplies.
This is the second year that I have received a Thanksgiving gift box from my church. They gave me one last year also, and it meant so much to me. I was newly home-bound, very sick, and overwhelmed with the difficulty of my new limitations. We were still living in Kentucky at the time, and I knew that our home church in Georgia was collecting Thanksgiving gifts for the shut-ins. However, I had no idea that they had included me in that list.
When my parents and sister came to visit us for Thanksgiving in 2010, I was so surprised to find that they brought a huge gift bag filled with thoughtful gifts from our church family in Georgia! I remember being so excited and overwhelmed by the love and affection shown by my church. We were living a few hundred miles away at the time, but they still remembered me and took the time to bless me with their cards, gifts, and prayers. The Lord used them, and continues to use them, to encourage me when life is hard.