This morning I slept in. I was wandering around the house, minding my own business, when someone knocked on the door. No one knocks on the door. Ever. So, I did what every normal person would do in this situation. I hit the deck and crawled across the room to the window so I could see who it was.
You answer the door? Weird.
Anyway, when I got to the window, no one was there. But someone had left a package on the bench. ( !!!!! ) I love surprises.
I tore into the mailer paper to get to the goods. A simply perfect little paper bundle, tied with leather and a note tied in the center. In hindsight, I should have taken a picture, but I was too anxious to get inside.
I didn't know that inside would be the most amazing, thoughtful, beautiful, meaningful gift anyone has ever given me in the history of ever!!!
Ta-daaaaaa!!!! It's a cross-body satchel! Can I just say that, just the other day, I was saying I would like to get something with Africa on it and a heart where Rwanda is?? You see so many different things like that, but I have never seen or could have dreamed something so absolutely, fantastically perfect!!
And it's hand-made!!!! Carol McCoy is a very good friend of a very good friend of mine. She is the owner and designer of Real. Leather Stuff and is immensely talented (as you can see!).
Carol and I share the same passion for "the least of these". She recently traveled to Uganda and taught many of the children there leather working as a trade. And is leading another team back there in November. SO awesome!
I mean, is this not the greatest thing you have ever seen?!
"I heard the voice of the Lord say, "Whom shall I send who will go for Me?" Then I said, "Here I am Lord, send me." Isaiah 6:8
Carol, you have no idea what this (and your sweet words) means to me! Thank you so, so...SO much!!! I absolutely love it!!!!
Here are a few more of Carol's creations leave you drooling:
|Mzungu = white person|
You can email Carol directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dancing on the clouds today.
P.S. There should be a punctuation mark between a period and exclamation point. Right?