January 19, 2011

Kindred Spirits

The Year I Got the Same Gift, I Gave

   Several years ago, I received this book as a Christmas gift from my friend Evelyn.   
   Evelyn was a Southern lady and the epitome of grace.  She worked for the County Estension Service, teaching young women how to become thriving homemakers.  She was also a talented artist, in her own right. 
   Evelyn had been a special friend for many years, and we exchanged Christmas gifts each year.     
   That Christmas, when I gave her, her gift  she started laughing. For a moment I was almost hurt, thinking that she didn't think much of the gift that I had so painstakingly picked out for her. 
   I think she saw the uncertianty in my face and quickly gave my gift to me. 
   I opened it and laughed with her, when I saw it was the 
same book that I had bought for her. 
   She said she always knew we were kindred spirits,
because we thought so much alike.  She said she would
always treasure it, as I have always treasured mine. 
   Evelyn left this life many years ago, but, everytime I look
at this book, I'm reminded of our special friendship.  And,
I thank God for the special people in my life.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful memory. God blesses us with people who are kindred spirits through the presence of the Holy Spirit that brings our hearts together. Blessings