I think just about everyone from J-Land knows Ally. If you don't already know her you must get to know her. She is the sweetest, kindest person, and very very thoughtful.
What am I going on about you might ask? Well I will tell you. Before I came to J-Land I saw the people on message boards as figments of my imagination you might say. Words on a screen. You never got to know them the way you do journaling. I never thought I could grow so attached to folks I had never met before, but here I sit, with my heart overflowing with love. There are in fact real caring loving people out there and Ally is proof of just that. She is a whole other country away, but I feel like I have known her forever.
If you know Ally, then you know she collects broaches. She has shown some of them on her journal before. A very beautiful collection for sure. They are her treasures and this is why what she has done for my daughter Shelby is so special.
If you back up a bit Ally sent Shelby a beautiful collection of cat broaches, from her own collection. Shelby was overwhelmed. She just loved this special collection from a sweet woman that we had never met, yet cared enough and thought about her enough to send these treasures. I haven't got a picture of those right this minute, but I will take one later today and post it tomorrow.
Remember when I was talking about not being able to find the right calendar for the upcoming year? Well Ally came to the rescue. What could be more beautiful to look at that than scenes from a land that has been around a lot longer than the United States. Scenes from around the British Isles. Castles, coastal views, unspoiled land...just breathtaking. She also sent me a planner booklet that matches it.
No one asked her to do these things, she just does them because she is a wonderful caring person. An amazing person indeed.
Now, with Shelbys birthday this past month, Ally sent another package for her. Ian gave her the package and she opened it. I knew it was coming, but didn't say a word because I thought it would be a nice surprise to get what she got from Ally. She came in the living room and showed me the letter and then she showed me what was in the package with the letter. :) More beautiful broaches from Ally. Shelbys eyes were lit up and sparkling along with those broaches. She loves them very much Ally.
Ally, keep being you. You are one of a kind. A very special person that touches many many peoples lives. Thankyou, we love you so much because you are who you are. These gifts to my daughter are precious and we treasure them because they are from you. XOXOXOXOXOX
Here are the broaches Shelby just received in the mail. I took a picture right away...they were even still on the protective bubble wrap. ;) I also took a picture of my calendar and planner booklet. Thankyou so much Ally, really you are the treasure. :) Thankyou for being my friend.
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