Monday, 18 May 2009

Unexpected Gift

I've just been put to shame by my niece, Cat, who has just started blogging at The View from the Watchtower and I realized that my last post was on the 5th May!! where have the days in between disappeared too?

I just wanted to share with you an unexpected gift I received last Sunday from Mary. Mary is the wife of Revd David Pearson, the minister I work alongside with; when Mary gets in from work she loves to mess around on her computer - mainly doing family history stuff and photography and is also now a proud grandmother.

However, getting back to last Sunday - Mary come alongside me and said 'Judy I made this for you' and presented with a collage of photos made into one photo which depicted my life and ministry within Christ Church over the last five years. To say I was gobsmacked (this is a UK term meaning - it left me speechless) is an understatement. This is the photo...

It is probably one of the best gifts I have received because Mary has taken the time to collate photos and put them together to make a memorable display. Nigel wants to have it enlarged and framed so that I can hang it up in my office. Thank you Mary for your thoughtfulness.

5 comments:

Deb said...

how sweet...

Elaine Dale said...

What a touching and thoughtful gift. God has truly given her the gift of "seeing" people. It must have been rather overwhelming to see your ministry laid out in front of you like that. Welcome back by the way.

Buskitten said...

Hi Judy! Missed you! What an amazing gift from your friend Mary. Such a lovely act of kindness, and something you'll treasure! Hope you are all well down there!

Janet said...

YEAH! I have missed your blog - welcome back. What an amazing gift and so very thoughtful. You must be special to her!

Cherdecor said...

What a wonderful gift! I love the term, gobsmacked! LOL!