Thursday, September 18, 2008

Unexpected Gifts

Don't we all love to get unexpected gifts? Sometimes they come in the mail,to your door,or some where that you least expect it.

Today I ventured down into the basement to see how my husband was doing with the removal of our old oil furnace. He had it all out,and what was left was an old cement foundation that was strangely shaped,in the middle of our floor.It was truly and eye sore,and an accident waiting to happen. I could see it being the cause of many trips and stubbed toes. I asked him if he was going to take it out,and he replied that it was solid cement and there to stay................and then out of the corner of my eye was my gift.Was it in a box tied with a bow?No it certainly wasn't,and if fact to anyone else it might not mean a thing,but to me it was priceless.There in the middle of cement some 33 yrs ago my father had put his name in cursive writing.I couldn't believe my eyes.His writing was clear and kinda fancy in my opinion.More of what you would expect from a women.My grandmother was a school teacher and had beautiful handwriting.Dad's looked a great deal like hers.I knew from that moment that what looked like an eye sore, would forever be in my basement,as I was only four years old when my father must of helped my grandfather install his furnace. I had to get right down and take a closer look at it.I took my index finger and went through ever letter,making strokes just like dad might of done.Somehow I felt as if I had been given a gift from Dad.As soon as everyone was out of the house I called my mom to tell her about my newest discovery, she cried as she too saw great meaning in this autograph.

This is why we scrapbook ladies,so that one day our loved ones will get an unexpected gift:)

I even took a picture of it.My Dad's real name was Quinton,but he went my his middle name Judson and then somehow that got shortened to Juddy.

See my unexpected gift.Isn't it great!Not everyone has one of these.

18 comments:

Cheryl said...

Don't you love finding unexpected treasures? What a connection!

Jocelyne said...

Now THAT is an amazing find.

grover said...

Oh my word...Julie..what a special find on your birthday--your dad was there today with ya girlie!
Hugs & Happy Birthday!

Chris said...

qhat an awesome find!

eva said...

Aww, that's a beautiful story :)

Nicole said...

wow, that is an amazing gift for sure!

Jocie said...

WOW!! That is an awesome gift....I am very teary eyed!

Scrappytbear said...

OMG that is just the sweetest thing Ive seen lately! what a warm fuzzy!

Boo said...

WOW!! What a treasure to find!!

Laura said...

wow Julie...what an amazing thing to find. I have goosebumps from reading your posts.

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redmom said...

Oh Julie that is an extremely special gift!!! Enjoy it!

Denise said...

Wow....what a blessing! So sweet...thanks for sharing it with us!

Lori said...

Not sure how I ended up on your blog today Julie, but I got here.
Aww, I didn't know this story about your Dad's signature until now - so I'm glad I ended up here this morning. What a special gift! :)
So..............I snooped around - LOL on all the names on your friend's list - I had to click on them to verify that they were who I thought they were. Cute!
Well, back to work for me!

Bonnie said...

This got me so teary! What a precious find - I would love to see a layout with that photo!

Anonymous said...

just read this, and yep I cried too!! ((hugs))

Aleks said...

-last message from Aleks. ;)