Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Sweet Surprise

"...and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue." Proverbs 31:26
This was my surprise this morning before Eric left for work. However, it was not from Eric. It was from my sweet neighbor, Petunia's Gardener and her DH. She brought it over yesterday before I got home and Eric was ever so kind as to hide it until today. (Today's my birthday.) What fun to open this goody bag!

- recipe book for making smoothies of every concoction
- lovely printed napkins
- two envelopes of traditional European bath therapy
- candle with the most amazing scent
- gentle green candle plate
- card with a sunflower recalling memories of our KS roots

Petunia's Gardener and her DH have been incredibly hospitable since the day we moved in. God certainly knew what He was doing when He allowed us to find this house. The two of them both graduated from Wichita State University - we had just moved from our farm 30 miles south of Wichita, KS! Coincidence? Hardly not (no such thing). Unmistakably the hand of God. It has been such a comfort to talk of familiar things with our new neighbors. They even put up with me during my 6-month funk! She introduced me to the fabulous world of blogging, they share veggies from their garden, and she likes to check out thrift stores!!

Thank you, Petunia's Gardener and DH, for such a lovely surprise this morning!


cityfarmer said...

Gotta love neighbors like this...I have none

photowannabe said...

Paula, Happy, Happy Birthday to you.
You really got the best present when you got loving neighbors and your precious Hubby.
God knew exactly what you needed.

Kim said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday deaaaaar Paula, happy birthday to you. Two things. First be really glad I typed that song and you didn't have to listen to me sing it and second did you know that 2 sisters from right here in Louisville KY wrote that song? Hope you had a wonderful day.

Kelli said...

Happy Birthday, Paula!! Such wonderful gifts from sweet neighbors!! The smoothie recipe book will be great for these hot summer days!

Marci said...

Happy Birthday Paula!!! You have great neighbors!!

Petunia's Gardener said...

Wow, this was a surprise to see! I'm glad you will enjoy it. After you recover from creating the patio, now you must have lots of relaxing on the patio. Thanks for the kind words. Best birthday wishes to you - PG

bluemountainmama said...

you're so lucky to have neighbors like this....i had a kindred soul in my old neighborhood and i hated leaving. she was a stay-at-home mom, too...and we'd walk to each others house in the mornings in our pj's and share our first cup of coffee together while the kids played.

i haven't found that comraderie yet in our new neck of the woods....hoping soon!

oh....and i found you over at sue's (photowannabee)