A special gift...

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 19:17


A wonderful gift for my special birthday...

A wonderful gift for my special birthday...

At the beginning of May, the 2nd in fact, I had a milestone birthday… I was extremely fortunate, and I had a super-special day, surrounded by loving family, friends along with my church family. I couldn’t have asked for a more special day. In the months leading up to my birthday I had many inquiries from my family as to what I would like as a gift… Trying to think of a special gift couldn’t have been more difficult because by the age of eighty, one has just about everything one could possibly want so I suggest a bottle of wine, a small plant or anything very inexpensive as I didn’t really want or need anything from them other than a birthday card and a visit.

I had a beautiful gift from my husband, he bought me a delicate gold cross with a special glass stone in the centre, and if you look through the front of the tiny stone you can read the whole of the Lord’s Prayer, it was such a lovely surprise, so unusual. And of course, I ended up with a dining room full of beautiful plants, roses, orchids etc. Three bottles of wine, some chocolates, a scarf, a handbag and a small water feature for my garden…

My daughter organised a party for me, along with my two sons on the Saturday following my birthday and I received some added birthday gifts there. During the evening one of my guests came up to me saying that unfortunately she couldn’t give me my gift because it hadn’t yet arrived???

On the Monday morning I saw my friend and she handed me my gift – an envelope… She said that she hoped I would appreciate her gift, seeing as I was so dedicated and passionate about the work of the Mothers’ Union she thought I would like it, when I opened the envelope I found an ethical gift that can be purchased from the Mothers Union shop. I was delighted, it’s wonderful to know that by me having a special birthday, I can help someone else. Amazing… Joan Vine

Ethical gifts can be purchased through the Mothers’ Union Shop…


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