Thursday, January 7, 2010

Christmas Show and Tell

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Alright so I know I'm a few weeks behind, but I HAVE to share the most meaningful Christmas present I've gotten in a long time. This is a gift my sister brought me back from Jerusalem where she spent the last 4 months on a studying abroad. She had some amazing experiences so be sure to check out her blog. Anyway, she knows, she reads, she cares about this IF journey I'm on. She's my rock. She brought me back many things from Jerusalem... A couple nativity ornaments for the tree, a beautiful scarf and this beauty...















Even writing this now it means so much to me. I was confused for a minute...All I could get out of my mouth was "Is it a pomegranate?" When she said yes, I did my very best not to cry and said thank you a hundred times in my head (everyone around was kind of clueless so me being all gushy would have brought more attention and tears). No one else understood, not even John. But she and I, shared a very special moment. It was right then I knew how much my sister loved me and cared about me, enough so, to read what I can't say out loud and she acted on it. To know the deepest desire of my heart and acknowledge it. No one, EVER, has given me a gift like this before. I am truly grateful, although I didn't ever tell her how much this means to me, I know she'll read this and know. As the tears roll down my checks writing this... Let's hope this thing works wonders! I love you little sis! Thanks for the amazing, heartfelt gift!

10 comments:

Dana Blackburn said...

Dang. Now I'm crying! haha But You are so very welcome. Thanks for being a wonderful example of how to endure happily. I'm so proud of you. God hears you. And until then... there's always some Holy Land magic to come from your Armenian hand-painted pomegranate. ;) I LOOOOOVEEEEE YOUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!

Lavender Luz said...

That is an amazingly thoughtful gift. Your sister is an amazingly thoughtful person.

And I'm sure you deserve her completely.

Well done, Dana!

Circus Princess said...

That makes me so curious, what's the story behind it?

pandabox33 said...

So a pomegrenate really is a symbol of fertility ? It'son stirrup-queens header so I thought maybe...but reading your post I think I was right. Anyway it's a truely beautiful gift. I understand why you would be moved.

pandabox33 said...

So a pomegrenate really is a symbol of fertility ? It'son stirrup-queens header so I thought maybe...but reading your post I think I was right. Anyway it's a truely beautiful gift. I understand why you would be moved.

areyoukiddingme said...

What a beautiful gift - in appearance, meaning, and thoughtfulness! Your sister must be awesome.

callmemama said...

What an amazing, thoughtful gift! I hope it works too :)

Annie said...

Erika -

Just found your blog through Show and Tell. What a lovely gift from your sister!

Sorry to hear we have endo (and all the pain that goes with it) in common.

cysteract said...

Awww you and your sister are both very lucky to have each other.

A beautiful gift to treasure.

Anne said...

Your sister sounds like a wonderful and empathetic friend - which is really what parents always tell us that our sisters will someday be. And here we all are trying to have the children that will make us parents to children that will be siblings, possibly sisters. Can we wish for a self-fulfilling prophecy?

The bowl is so meaningful - it seems to shout out both "I love you," and "I support you," and "I will try to understand," all of which, in this situation are huge.

I don't know what I would do without my sister either, and I am so very glad that you have yours.