Wednesday, February 27, 2013


My moms favorite word and it has become mine!

A "Serendipity"  is a happy accident or pleasant surprise !

And lucky me that I keep getting them !!

Ashlyns sweet friend Stephanie is a doll ! She was in the kids wedding and I remember that she RAN out on the day of the wedding back into town to find a photography prop so the kids could easily take pics of themselves on their honeymoon.
So thoughtful and always thinking about making life easier for her friends!
Ashlyn always tells sweet "Steph"  stories and I feel like I know her so well because of their friendship. I follow her on Facebook and Instagram and love seeing pics of her precious family and darling little boy   
But I really don't know her that well...
I have only visited with her a handful of times at showers, the wedding and different little events
Which makes this sweet surprise even more special
This came in the mail for me this week!

She saw that I am collecting Starcucks cups and she sent me one from her home town of Charlotte. And it is the cutest one yet!
She also included my absolute favorite tea "Trader Joe's candy cane"
Who goes out to buy, pack and ship such a generous gift just to be nice?
Stephanie I can hardly wait to find some fun things to ship back to you!
I want you to know the joy of a Serendipity too because you sure brought a huge smile to my face!
And because it was marked fragile my sweet mail lady Dianna brought it to my door
We ended up talking for a really long time. She is going through a divorce after 24 years of marriage and I could tell she really needed a friend and a ear that day
I would have never had that chance if this gift had not come that very day
God sure works in mysterious ways and nothing is ever by chance!
I feel so blessed and I could hardly even call her to say Thank you without crying with sheer joy

Wishing you all a happy day filled with love and giggles!
And hopefully a fun Serendipity    


Cougarnana said...

This was such a sweet and thoughtful gift from your new friend, Stephanie but let's face it, you really do bring out the very best in others. Keep up the good work.

stephanier said...

oh Karen - you are TOO SWEET! Unexpected packages are the best & its been my new year's resolution to send fun things in the mail to my faraway friends (and sometimes their MILs! :). Now on to plan my next victim for March...!

Cougarnana said...

"Sometimes when I open my mouth, my mother comes out" (I heard this recently and it sounds like it's happening to you).