Sunday, December 13, 2009

My cork board!

I have a cork board in my kitchen. It was a house warming gift from my best friend...and it has been one of my favorite posetions. It has displayed everything from spelling tests with 100% on them to love letters from my wonderful children, to birthday cards and school scedules. I walk by my board at least 50 times a day so whatever is on it is constantly in my view.

This weekend I received five wonderful boxes. I was shocked to receive so many boxes...in fact...it was funny because I chose to go collect the boxes(that were delivered to my appartment complex office) during a free community breakfast in the appartment office. To my surprise, because of the amount of boxes, several of the people from the "free" community breakfast helped me take them to my car. How sweet!!

Just tonight I was able to actually unload these boxes. I had opened them and made sure they were all in tact but didnt actually unload them until tonight. I have to share who they are from and what was in them.

Here is what was in the boxes....

I unloaded the most beautifully wrapped presents I have ever seen. They are so pretty that I almost couldnt bare to open them, but of course, we will open them(and I actually cant wait). Arnt they pretty? They are not under the tree yet, primarily because of little Skyler who might not be able to keep himself from peeking. So they are safely displayed in my closet for the next few days. (grin)

Next I uncovered this.....which was actually hanging loosely from a Christmas present, and because it was not secured tightly...I decided that I just had to use it now....because...you know....it wasnt secured to the package well enough and there is no way to put it back...ummmmm....so Im just going to use it. LOL


Although the presents are so beautiful, what I uncovered next was the most precious to me. I found a hand full of cards from Rebekah and Ben and Ty, and a hand full of people that I dont even know. Inside each card was a picture of each family who helped purchase all these wonderful gifts and a picture of the families to go with it. Some wished me a Merry Christmas and a blessing for the new year, and some shared their life stories with me. I was very moved...even to tears. I sat on my hiney in my closet reading every word on these wonderful cards and letters.

It was then that I decided that my cork board needed a make over. I carefully took down the spelling tests, and the love letters from my kids and the school scedules....and instead I displayed all these wonderful cards and letters and pictures from these wonderful people, who dont even know me, but chose to bless me. Thank you to each family who shared so much with me this Chritmas season. It means more to me then you know.

So this Christmas season, and probably for many days into the new year, my cork board is once again filled with warm caring faces, words, and pictures. My life is full!!!

My cork board!!!

19 comments:

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

I read Rebekahs post earlier and could not wait to read your reaction!
I love the cork board... now 50 times a day you can be reminded that in addition to your kids you are also loved and cared for by another family and strangers!
I am reminded of Its a Wonderful Life... how every life touches another!
God Bless you!
Patricia

Baby Wanted said...

That brought tears to my eyes! I'm sure I have said this before but you are both so blessed to have met one another and to share the most beautiful little boy! Merry Christmas! :)

I love the mouse pad so much!

Baby Wanted said...

This post brought tears to my eyes...so touching!

Rose said...

I read this on Rebekah's blog, such a wonderful thing for you, as well as them. The true spirit of Christmas!! Makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Hope you have the best Christmas ever!!

Leah said...

How wonderful and thoughtful people are being. I'm sure this will help your family have an even merrier Christmas. :-D

birthmothertalks said...

Wow! That brought me to tears. It's so amazing that Ty's parents did that for you and your family. I know gifts are not the reason behind Christmas, but they are fun. The letters and cards are something that I am sure that you will treasure for a lifetime.
I have a question for you. I know you can't know how it was to be in my shoes (closed adoption) But we do have something very much in common. Do you think that the pain from choosing adoption for Ty is less than because of the open adoption? I am just curious. I have always felt so bad, because my daughter's family choose to not trust me. But I have to remember that it's was also closed adoption was more normal then.

LL said...

How wonderful! R, this just proves how mangificent our Lord is! You are truly blessed! But so is R, B and Ty and their families and friends too!

I love your cork board!

Muliebrity said...

looks like it's going to be a Merry Christmas in many ways!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Christmas Spirit......

BNHMAMA said...

I am a fellow REBEKAH! I enjoy reading your's and (the other) Rebekah's story! What a wonderful example of what Christmas is all about. THanks for sharing this post!

mak'n Changes said...

Oh my gosh i Looooooooove it! Ben and Rebekah are such beautiful people and how aweSome that Their friends and family would love and bless u too. Amazing! becky i am sitting here looking at the HUGE blessingS that God has given you ever sInce u Gave your son as a gift. Jesus clearly loves you girl! i always tell you how proud i am of you but I cannot even begin to imagine how proud Jesus is of you! WoW!

Jen said...

Amazing! You definitely deserve it. I hope you and your family have a beautiful Christmas and much happiness in the coming year :D

Laurie said...

Oh Rebekah,
This is just fabulous!! I cannot wait to see photos of your children opening those gifts so lovingly packaged with them in mind. Yes...how full your life has become. How wonderfully blessed!! Merry Christmas to you....and happy Baby's 1st Christmas to your sweet Ty!! He will be spoiled, no doubt!! And now your other four will be too. Oh how sweet the love of Jesus is...

Anna said...

How wonderful! I bet your kids are going to have an amazing x-mas opening all those gifts. :) Can't wait to see all the x-mas morning pics.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Love your mouse pad! I think the people/families that chose to bless your family (along with Rebekah & Ben) are truly expressing the spirit of Christmas--and it's truly wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Your cork board ROCKS!! I think you should keep those cards up all year long...so that on the "rough" days you can be reminded of all the people that LOVE YOU!!! God is so good!!! Have a BLESSED Christmas!

Angela said...

I have just cried and cried since I read this! I just love your story and how freely you share with your readers!

May God bless you in many ways through this Christmas season!

Jennifer said...

What a lovely post. I've been reading your blog for some time now, but this is the first time I've commented. Your story and your relationship with Rebekah and Ben are so inspiring. I really admore all of you for the way that you are navigating your open adoption. Thank you for sharing your story with the rest of us.

I actually linked to your blog in my most recent post about open adoption.

Hope you and your family have a really lovely holiday season...and a lot of fun opening all of those gifts!

Best wishes and peace.