A Moment

Every now and then life gives you a moment you know you will never forget. Before I tell you about my recent "goosebump" moment, let me back up a bit. During our recent move, I decided to really simplify my life. I took a good look at things we had and decided that many of them were not necessary for us anymore. One of the items I really purged was vases. We were gifted several beautiful crystal vases when we were married years ago, and have added numerous flower shop ones throughout the years. I kept one. And donated the remainder.

The night before Mother's Day, Steve brought me a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers. I began searching my brain for the exact location of the one vase I knew I had kept. I checked the cupboards, upstairs and down. No luck. I checked the storage area, the pantry, the closets. No vase. Before I went into complete panic mode, my bestie Marian, who had arrived a bit earlier, appeared with a gift bag for me. She set it in front of me, and with a smile, said, "I think you should open your present now." Of course I told her she didn't have to bring me a gift, but she just smiled and told me to open it. I am sure by now you know what was inside, right?

Yep.
The most beautiful vase I have ever seen.
I will remember that moment forever.
We all will.
Everyone needs a Marian in her life.
I am so very thankful for ours.


27 comments:

  1. Chills....I LOVE those kinds of stories. And that vase- oh my- it really is the most beautiful!!

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  2. So special!! Perfect timing! I love moments like this.

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  3. What a special moment. And yes, one you will always remember. What a beautiful vase!

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  4. Yes, you are blessed. Thankful for thoughtful friends!

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  5. Beautiful....thank you for sharing, smiles.

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  6. Precious. Love this so much. <3

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  7. It was meant to be! And what a lovely vase ♥♥♥

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  8. You are indeed blessed to have such a wonderful friend. Beautiful vase.

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  9. Beautiful vase and wonderful friend. Love to hear things like this.

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  10. Beth (A Mom&#39;s Life)May 16, 2018 at 2:37 PM

    I love this so much!!!!!

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  11. Very cool...just when you needed one! :)

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  12. The colors match perfectly as well, it's so pretty!

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  13. This is a GREAT story of love and friendship! The vase is truly perfect!

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  14. The story makes the pretty vase even more beautiful! Something special to remember each time you pull it out.

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  15. Awe! Way to go Marian!! (Did you find your vase yet?)

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  16. Hi Billie Jo~

    That gave ME goosebumps... :0) Everyone does need a, Marian...my mom's name is Marion, with an "o"... it's a very good thing.

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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  17. How beautiful-- both the vase AND the friend!

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  18. What a lovely vase. I've never seen one like that before. Great gift.

    Blessings,
    Patti

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  19. How sweet is that??? And what a beautiful vase!

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  20. What a sweet friend and beautiful vase!!

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  21. Awe! That is so pretty and so very thoughtful!

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  22. What a beautiful and thoughtful friend you have in your friend Marian! What a beautiful gift she gave you! That vase is absolutely gorgeous! xx

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  23. Beautiful! Your friend AND the vase! Far better to have one or two of something and actually use them than to have a whole collection that just collects dust!

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  24. Oh this just went straight to my heart. ;) I am blessed with some wonderful friends like that too and I thank God for them every single day!! And that vase is gorgeous!!! Blessings to you Hon xo

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  25. That's a great story. That vase is so, so pretty!

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  26. How wonderful! This is heartwarming. What a precious friend. Your vase is lovely. Hugs to you friend! ~Juli

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