Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Gingerbread Dreams

The doorbell startled me about 9:30 last night. When I got to the door, no one was there, just a plate filled with homemade gingerbread and an envelope addressed to me, with my name spelled correctly. The note inside read: Thank you for all that you do. You are loved."


Isn't that just the way? Right when the world seems to have gone off the rails, when it feels like shootings on college campuses and the beheading of a service dog by a crazed ex-boyfriend and a bomb threat aimed at a building where your daughter just finished a chemistry exam are all there is, gingerbread shows up on your doorstep.

Like the sun behind the clouds, love is always present. Sometimes we're not prepared to perceive and RE-ceive it, but it's always there.

It's raining here right now, but I expect sunshine tomorrow.

11 comments:

kario said...

Aww! I'm sending you gingerbread dreams. What a terrific gesture and there's nobody more deserving of it than you, Jerri. Enjoy every last crumb.

Jess said...

Wow, how cool. Who was it?? Sounds like a perfect reminder for you after some hard weeks.

I could use a treat my doorstep right now. Save me some!

:)

Deb said...

How wonderful! And gingerbread - not your run of the mill treat. Lucky you and deserving you. Love you.

Stacy said...

Uhh, that is too sweet. Re-minders are good for all of us.

riversgrace said...

Ok, must know who sent the gingerbread?????? How great. Yes, the juxtaposition is so how it is.

Michelle O'Neil said...

Is there any left?

I'll be right over.

Eileen said...

That is too sweet! I think I will do that for a few of my neighbors. I don't think we stop and take the time to let people know how much they are appreciated and loved. What a great reminder.

Kim said...

What could be more delicious?! And wow, it sounds like it was just in time this week.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

There are no accidents!

Suzy said...

I can't imagine how many times you've left "gingerbread" at people's doorsteps. You have done that for so many people, myself included.
Love you
Suzy

Ziji Wangmo said...

So yummy -what a gift!
Did you find out who sent them?