I had a crappy day today. Tomorrow I need to decide if I will accept a fantastic scholarship and continue school for a PhD or turn it down, walking away from something I thought I was destined to do. I can't tell you how many tears have been shed over this decision.
But, a decision needs to be made. This afternoon I believe I decided to turn the offer down for many reasons, including, as my mother put it, "it just isn't right for you, right now." Even still, I was still feeling pretty crappy about shutting this door, so Chris and I went for a walk around our little 'lake.' We had a good chat and on the way home, we stopped to get the mail. Inside I found a note that I had gotten a package! We trotted right back over to the Community Center to check it out. I wasn't expecting anything . . . and guess what?
Someone bought me the measuring cup I was longing for from Byn Alexandra! OMG!! I know!
This has totally made my day! Chris thinks it is a sign. I am not so sure about his logic, but in his mind, this gift confirms my decision to forgo more schooling. I am not sure, but one thing is for certain- I have the most beautiful and unique measuring cup on the block! I can't believe that someone would be so kind and generous.
So thank you anonymous friend. Your gift could not have come at a better time. I would love to know who you are so I could give you a big hug and personally say "Thank you from the bottom of my heart." I know this is getting pretty darn cheesy- but seriously- this school decision has been one of the hardest decisions I have ever made, and your gift was so perfect and so timely, I don't think coincidence can be blamed.
(It is a bit curious though . . . How did you know my maiden name? And how did you know my address?)
Edit: Shortly after posting this, my mother contacted me to let me know the gift was from her. Thank you Mother- I love you! (Nice to know why the sender knew my maiden name and address!)
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