An Unexpected Gift

I felt like the Noah Bell I won at the auction was a “gift” of sorts from my baby. This past weekend, I had a more profound experience of feeling like I had received a gift, or “message” of sorts, from him. We went to visit my friend M whose baby recently died and was born at a similar gestation point to Noah. While we were there, she showed us the memory box she’d put together for her baby and then she brought out the folder she’d received from Angel Whispers (source of the birth certificate that I got for Noah and like so much). She held it out to me, and printed on the front was, “this folder was made possible by a donation in memory of sweet baby Noah Remer, November 7, 2009.” Oh. My. Goodness. How could it be that I made a donation to Angel Whispers back in May (for my due date), the check traveling all the way to Canada, and yet, this folder somehow finding its way back into my life and into the hands of my dear, grieving friend?It was an amazing feeling.

I sent a donation to cover three folders. I wonder who has received the other two? We came up with all kinds of possible reasons for this “coincidence,” but none of them were very logical (she lives in IL, I live in MO–it isn’t like they saw our addresses and though, “ah ha! We’ll send this one!”) and we were left with the only option to be just to marvel at this simple little gift. 🙂


10 responses to “An Unexpected Gift

  1. Wow. That’s an amazing story.

  2. That is so beautiful. I am glad that you got that simple gift.

  3. I got chills when I read this!

  4. Gives me goosebumps, Molly – thanks so much for sharing. You are right – there IS nothing left to do but marvel 🙂

  5. I don’t know how I missed this post. I’m so glad I see it now. Wow. ((hugs))) This is more than amazing, meaningful and awesome….

  6. Extraordinary. I love these sorts of blessed providences. I believe they are meant to comfort and encourage us. What a gift your donation was, not only to your friend, and to strangers, but to yourself.

  7. Pingback: Blog Circle: Tender Mercies, Unexpected Gifts | Talk Birth

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