When we returned home to Minnesota after New Year's (we spent our holiday in Vermont with our families) we had lots and lots of mail to go through. Most were Christmas cards, a whole big stack of them.
Among the piles of mail was a box. Within that box was this box:
Beautiful, isn't it? There was no invoice or form or any indication that I had ordered this item. I was puzzled.
When I opened the pretty box, inside was this necklace:
Gasp! I LOVE this necklace! I even blogged about it and how much I LOVE it! Did I order it and not remember? How could I not remember ordering it though? Where did it come from?
After wondering for a day or so how I was so lucky to get this necklace in the mail, Jason and I sat down to open all those Christmas cards. Towards the bottom of the pile was a card from my good friend from college, Sue. We were two of only 5 girls in our engineering program in college. We were always partners for projects, hung out during and after class, stuck with each other. We were both shy girls who had found themselves in an engineering program with a bunch of guys and often wondered "what the heck are we doing here anyway?" It was so awesome to have such a good friend to count on to help get me through those 3+ years.
The card from Sue contained a note about how much she appreciates my friendship, and how great it was to have me there for her in college and a lot of other really great things that made me cry. I mean CRY. It was the sweetest, most sincere, best note I've ever received. Ever. She also said in the note that she bought me the necklace in hopes that I will "continue to travel and support and inspire people along the way." Mystery solved... and in the best possible way!
The note, the necklace, and Sue's friendship mean so much to me. So much. This is not just an awesome piece of jewelry that resonates with me, it's a token of a friendship I made in college, one that got me through A LOT. A security for both of us during that time. A reminder that I made a difference in my friend's life in a good way. It's so so special. I wear it a lot, and every time I do I am just so happy.
Thank you so much Sue. I appreciate it more than you know. It makes me so happy that we happened to have fluids lab together that day and that you are my friend. :)