After Brody's kidney and reflux repair success, my sister Donna wrote on Brody's carepage that she had just the way for me to celebrate. A package was en route.
There is not much in life I love more than a present in the mail.
There was a letter and a package en route, she said, and I couldn't open either until both were there.
Finally they both arrived. I opened the letter as instructed, and this is what I read:
Last fall, while shopping with a friend at Macy's in their houseware department, I happened upon an idea which I really loved. My friend was looking at the Fiesta dinnerware and the salesperson told us that a customer had just purchased 5 red place settings as gifts. She said that this person told her that she enclosed a note with each place setting instructing the new owner to save them for special "Red Letter" days. A birthday, a good day at work, a day when something special happened to someone in your family, etc.
I loved the idea and gave Barbara a set for her birthday. She loved the idea and gave me a set for Christmas, as well as all her children and a couple of her friends.
The only difference was that I told Barbara, as I am telling you, to use these special "Red Letter" day dishes on happy, good days, but also on days when you are down...when someone isn't feeling well, working is going badly, the weather is crummy, someone pisses you off, etc.
And whenever you use these dishes, always think of me and how much I love you and what an extraordinary person you are.
Enjoy them!!! I love you!
Then I opened the box, and saw this:
One of the most meaningful presents I have ever received.