Most of us have experienced some type of package or letter delay during the past year. Things have just been off kilter all over the place for various reasons. While I don’t try to understand how packages manage to get from point A to point B, I am grateful when the process works.
This past week I was expecting a package from my friend Judy. She had a gift she had made for me for baby Theo and had told me she had sent it. I was expecting it but hadn’t really thought about it much.
I got this message on Facebook Messenger – it was in the “Other” message part because this person was not a friend. Usually I check that every once in awhile but it is normally empty or has spam messages.
I immediately tried calling and the line was repeatedly busy so I whipped off a return message saying I was on my way. Of course I did not notice that the message had been written the day before and I was unsure if she would even see my response but I popped in the car and left on my adventure.
The store was busy when I got there and as I waited in line I had no idea how this would turn out but the clerk behind the counter was helpful and responded that he had seen the package and would get it for me. Unfortunately the package was no longer there and after a search under the counters and in the office turned up empty I was getting a little panicked.
Finally they tracked Brenda down ( she was in the cooler) and she was so sweet — told me that she had given it to their postal delivery person just moments earlier since she had not heard back from me. The employee assured her she would see that it got delivered to me and Brenda and I had a nice chat . I was so grateful to both her and the customer who found the stranded package lying in the gas station parking lot. How it got there who knows? I assume it fell out of the car when the postal employee stopped there. That is the only reasonable explanation.
Of course I did not tell my friend Judy because I didn’t want to stress her out and I wanted to wait for the package to be in my possession before I shared the story of the wandering parcel.
Saturday it was delivered. The box showed no signs of distress, thank goodness.
The item inside is priceless and now you understand why I would have been more than a little upset if it had not gotten to me.
How adorable is this quilt? Judy said the pattern was called So Dear and I absolutely love the little deer and porcupines. It is a quilt for Gramma’s house for all our grand babies to enjoy beginning with Theo.
What a gift and what a journey, right? I am so very grateful for the good people that are in this world who go above and beyond like that customer and Brenda who searched me out without having a clue who I was to make sure that this package of love arrived safe and sound. I have faith in humankind, do you?
Do you have any package or letter stories like this? Let me know in the comments and Comment for a Cause for the Copeland Oaks Library.