Yesterday’s blog post left me feeling quite drained. I generally avoid confrontation and rarely engage in arguments. However, there are some things I feel too strongly about to just ignore. I suppose all of us have opinions that we are too passionate about.
After I got off the internet yesterday the doorbell rang. I opened the door and a package was lying there. I opened it, and it was from my friend Melissa at Knitting a Baby.
Melissa and I have been friends for several months now, corresponding through blogs and Ravelry. I feel we have become very close and an opportunity came up that I was going to be able to meet her… in person! I was so excited, planning and researching what we could do together in the area. About a week before the trip, my husband became very ill with pneumonia. We weren’t able to make the drive to meet her. I was severely disappointed.
Melissa had made Dylan a special present, which was what was in the package I received yesterday. It is the cutest patchwork elephant. She sewed it out of recycled felted sweaters. We are both in love with this sweet present. I just want to share it with everyone and to thank my dear friend for being so kind.
Dylan especially loves the elephant’s tail.
I love the elephant because to me, it represents kindness, selflessness, and that positive energy can go a long way. There is good in the world, and I am lucky enough to have great friends.