Thursday, December 17, 2015

Special Gift

Hey All.

On Monday it was, as my momma said, "A very trying day".  Poor Momma, it started at 2:08 in the morning and did not end until 7:30pm.  I won't "bore" you with details but just know it was trying.  As momma and I drove home after she picked me up from Bert's place I could tell she was feeling drained.  She knew when we got home she had stuff to do, church stuff, puss it snowed almost a foot so there was the big driveway to shovel, oh and let me not forget the insurance nightmare she had to deal with and fix before midnight and it went on and on all the stuff that still needed to be done.  Oh I tried to comfort her and she smiled at me several times on the way home, but still.  BUT  when we began to pull into the drive way what did we see?  Someone had cleared our big driveway of all that snow, ALL OF IT!  Then went we walk to the back door that same sweet soul had cleared out patio and wrote a sweet note in the snow dust on the patio about how much they loved my momma and that they also left some bean soup for her just inside the door.  As my momma says, she has the most beautiful friends in the world.  Then she grabbed the snow shovel to clear the sidewalk to the front door and what should she find?  A package all the way from South Carolina for her.  Who could it be from, she could not recall knowing anyone who lived there.  When she opened it it was from someone who loved my angel brother Goose, someone who followed this blog.  Want to see what was in the box?

It was a beautiful picture of my brother Goose being held by an angel.

Here is a close up. 

Momma's eyes teared up and you know what?  All the yuk stuff of a very long day just melted away.  Oh sure all that yuk stuff was still lingering around but at that moment and for moments after that it all didn't matter.  Momma says she is overwhelming blessed to have such wonderfully beautiful friends who live near us and love us so much and beautiful friends far away that we have never met who make this life we live so beautiful.


  1. that was the perfect pic-me-up present and yes it is wonderful to have such amazing friends

  2. What a wonderful post, makes you feel really good inside to nose there are such wonderful peeps around. Sooooo glad your Momma had these lovely surprises waiting fur her
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. What wonderful gifts of love and friendship for your momma
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  4. What a beautiful picture. It sure does sound like a trying day but it ended all good
    Lily & Edward

  5. OMD OMD BUDDY.... this is the MOST BEAUTIFUL post EVER... it is FILLED with the stuffs that make us feel all WARM inside... What wonderful furends you and your mom do have... That was a LABOR or LOVE and a Picture to Treasure.

  6. hopw wonderful!!! and there is the evidence: friendship is like a light in the dark... and it warm our heart that the snow and even the sorrows melt away

  7. That just washed away the trials of the day!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. This was such a heartwarming post and really made us smile too.


  9. Buddy as the Alabama Christmas song says, there are angel among us...and for sure yours was all over last night. What a beautiful picture and OMDs to have your driveway cleaned and hot soup on the stove.....
    it makes mom's heart melt too
    Hugs madi your bfff

  10. Your mom has such wonderful friends who love her. What a wonderful picture!

  11. Merry Christmas Buddy! I know that painting was a blessing for your mom and that Goose ask the Lord to send your mom a new furbaby-that was you. So glad you are there for your momma. Your mom and Goose touched many lives and I know that she and you will continue to do that.
    Wags, Noreen and Hunter

  12. Awww people can just so wonderful,xx Speedy

  13. Hari OM
    Buddy, I just said to my friend yesterday that I felt so blessed with the people in my life.... and so I totally understand your momma's feelings when she found all this beauty!!! ...and the bonus of having you to tell it to must surely be the greatest thing of all!!! Blessings hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  14. WE think that is the most beautiful present in the whole wide world. stella rose

  15. That is all so very, very special!!! There are some quite beautiful people in the world!

  16. Oh, I'm so glad you liked it - that was exactly what I intended it to do! Your friend in SC :)

  17. How gorgeous is that painting? What a wonderful gift. Happy Christmas Buddy.