Don't you love getting unexpected mail?
I do. It is the best.
I love mail so much that I even asked a few of my friends to mail
me their Christmas cards instead of putting them in my
church mailbox and saving a stamp...I was joking...sort of.
I have pretty great friends because they actually did!
And when the UPS guy knocks at your door it is an even better day.
Especially when you live in the country and don't get many visitors. :)
Levi got a surprise package for his birthday a few weeks ago.
We were so excited to open it.
And even more excited when we found new books inside.
Carrie, a sweet friend I have "met" through blogging,
sent Levi her favorite boy books.
She has three boys...so she would know.
There was one for me...Wild Things.
Levi is really into books right now.
He thought his present was great!
Little Boy is such an adorable book.
I have heard great things about The Jesus Storybook Bible.
And I can't wait to read Wild Things.
Do you have any books that your boys love?
She also sent this cute gray corduroy hat from Old Navy.
I tried so hard to get Levi to leave his hat on for a picture.
We wasn't so sure about the hat.
I told him how cute he looked in it.
But he still wasn't diggin' having something on his head.
And then he was done with the hat.
(It looks like he had some leftover food in his mouth too...nice.)
Thanks for the thoughtful gift Carrie.
We love it!
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One more thing today...
Carrie is also sweet Kate's aunt.
This family desperately needs our prayers right now.
On Tuesday Kate's family received devastating news after her latest MRI.
The MRI showed new spots on Kate's brain.
I can't imagine the agony and pain Kate and her family are feeling
right now as they decide what the next step in her treatment should be.
This is the kind of unexpected that you never want to hear.
Definitely not the news they were so hopeful for.
After getting to know Carrie a little through e-mails and
following Holly's blog, I feel such a connection with this family.
My heart aches for them.
I am begging the Lord to give the McRae's a lifetime with their sweet Kate.
Will you join me in praying for Kate and her family?
You can read more on Holly's blog here.