Wednesday, December 19, 2007
A Surprise Gift
As some of you may know, but others not, I have no home right now although in one sense I do as I'm staying at my mom's. But most of my earthly possessions are in a storage unit. For three years I have had no "permanent" place where I can unpack more than a few things. Skipping over whether I even need my "stuff" and the value of "stuff," let me say a friend has offered me her little house on an island!!! She owns two houses and right now she needs to stay in the one in the middle of the country, so she said I could live in her house on the island. Wow. What a lovely gift.
But it is not the first time I've had such an offer from a friend. A few years ago another friend who owns two houses offered to let me stay in one that was empty. Isn't that amazing. I didn't go there and now it is occupied by a caretaker.
And yet again a third friend who owns three houses and other buildings too offered me to stay free in her little empty house. As I didn't go someone else is living there now.
But so many generous offers of houses. It does my heart good to know of this kindness. I thank you every one and know that visions of a little place to live will keep me warm and hopeful through this cold, snowy winter. I am blessed.