Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Kindness of "Strangers"

I've recently become "bloggy friends" with a wonderful family from the midwest who is currently living in Italy and adopting from Haiti. Her husband happens to travel to Ghana quite frequently with his work.

I was blessed when she wrote recently to ask if there was anything I had wished I would have brought back from Ghana but didn't. I was amazed by her generous offer and wrote her back to let her know I had bought a Ghanaian clothing item for everyone but myself. She quickly offered that her husband needed a reason to shop in Ghana and that he would be on the lookout for something special.

The box arrived the other day and I opened it to find an exquisitely embroided ensemble and a figurine that symbolized "life is precious". The outfit also came with a headwrap that I have not quite mastered (yet). I plan to wear it on the day Mercy is dedicated at church.

I feel blessed that God chose to connect me with this family via the United States, Italy, Haiti & Ghana. The world is certainly feeling like a smaller place all the time.

13 comments:

Lena Wright said...

Beautiful! I love how God weaves together our lives, our stories. He's quite the creative author...I love it.

stephanie garcia said...

I love this story ... I've connected with them via blogs and e-mail as well (since we share the ex-pat adoption experience.) They are a sweet family and what a beautiful gesture of kindness and friendship this is!

Amanda said...

Sweet! Your new gifts are lovely and so are the friendships we make in this 'blog/adoption' world. :~)

Kathy C. said...

Awesome

Michelle said...

How precious. His hands :) Love you.

Bill and Christina said...

So awesome how God loves us. So amazing that He uses His people to show us how He loves us. What an amazing family to bless you so!

Sean and Lisa said...

Brothers and sisters in Christ, all one body! How awesome is that?!
The Blogging World has been a HUGE blessing to me in sooo many ways....how wonderful of God to connect your families and how wonderful for some tangible pieces of Ghana to reach your hands and keep you anxiously awaiting your sweet, precious girl!!!

Greg's Wife said...

Oh, how wonderfully sweet is that? I love it!!! God is so awesome!

Jen said...

LOVE it! How beautiful are you in your new apparel and I also love the carving...

Jen said...

LOVE it! How beautiful are you in your new apparel and I also love the carving...

sea salt MOSAIC said...

you look stunning.

God is so good to all of us.

Tammie said...

Oh wow, what a blessing!

The Gang's Momma said...

Wonderful! My neighbor just called to say she's leaving for India for three months to be with family. She asked if I'd like anything - so I put my order in another of the pretty shirts she brought me last year. And one for LadyBug and Li'l Empress too :)