ONCE UPON A TIME…
on a cold winter’s night a woman laid in her
bed, tucked under the warm blankets.She
hoped and prayed for a miracle.
She wondered if God or anyone out there heard
her prayers. An angel was listening.
This angel was busy trying to make the
woman’s wish come true. She gathered all her other
“angel” helpers together and sure enough a real
Christmas miracle started to take place. The word went
out across the land, “Join us if you wish”, and so it became
even more of a special Miracle.
At around 4 pm on Monday the door bell range twice.
A large man stood at the door asking if I was home.
I approached the front door and saw a man dressed in
a uniform carrying a very large box.
I could not tell just what was in the box..he asked me
“do you want me to tell you?” I said YES please!!
He reached over and studied the label.. sure enough
he read it outloud.. “it says HP…” He never got to
finish the sentence.. I started yelling loudly
OH MY GOD!! right in his ear! He grinned and I was so
excited I asked if I could give him a hug.. I said “You
should be dressed like “SANTA CLAUS!!” He just laughed
and went on his way.
I studied the box. I checked the shipping label. I could not find
any name of a sender. How strange a package would come and
I had my suspicions, but each one kept telling me ..”NO not me!”
WHAT was I to believe?? Sis was excited.. she said “I have known for
days and boy was it hard to keep you from being so depressed, without
saying something.” I had been trying to track down someone to see if
my computer could be fixed at all. I got desperate 2 days after it broke down and
went to the library. TEN computers there and all of them busy. There was a
45 minute wait to get on line. I had to leave to go do other errands and
getting on line would have to wait. Snow storm and blizzard, high winds and
cold cold days followed and I could not even get out at all except to shovel
the snow that piled up.
I called a friend to come over and help me try to hook up the tower and
ask her some questions. Surely she would know something. Turns out
she knew as much as I did.. nothing at all. I got phone calls that day
from Spaces friends and no one would tell me anything.. except that
“WE ALL KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON!” What in the world could that be??
If you are reading this tale and have not been in the loop.. here is the
My dear friend SUE ordered the tower from HP and invited many of the
spaces friends to send cards and contribute to the surprise if they wanted
to. So you know what happened then? The generosity of our SPACES family
This MIRACLE tower was purchased
by SPACES FRIENDS. I shook for hours and just could not get
over the thought of all those friends coming to my aid. I got up in the
middle of the night and walked into the room and just stared at it.
YEs, it really was sitting there and they had given me a great gift!!
Miracles do happen and this surely is the season for them.
HOW DOES A PERSON SAY THANK YOU FOR SUCH A GENEROUS
OUT POURING OF CARING AND THOUGHTFULNESS?
I will certainly spend the rest of my days remembering the moment
I realized what you all had done. I will never be the same again.
This community of caring people we have here at Spaces is
beyond mere words. WE are a big FAMILY..
I name all my computers and have since the very first one. I do that
because it becomes a big part of me and truly a lifeline to the
outside world. A very important part. SO….
This one will be called “MIRACLE” because… IT TRULY IS!!
I have received the many cards that were sent..Each one of you wonderful
friends will be hearing from me personally, with very humble
and grateful thanks.
For those who were involved the specifications are
as follows.. HP PAVILLION a6600z PC is what
was purchased. I TRULY LOVE MY “MIRACLE”. I have a great
deal to catch up on as it has IE7 and WINDOWS VISTA..
I have a feeling I will be learning for some time to come,
you all know how I am with changes, so I will take it really slow.
I am looking forward to getting back to visiting you all soon..
IN THIS SEASON OF MIRACLES….
I humbly wish you many of them this CHRISTMAS!
YES THERE REALLLY ARE
WONDERFUL PEOPLE IN OUR BLOG FAMILY!!
I LOVE EVERY ONE OF THEM!!
© Caroldee 2008