Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Santa Claus Came Up Early!

We came home late from the school, and Mom Sallie called me, there was something she want to show me. Bundle of clothing. Some are actually new because they still have their tag on it. They are for me. "Santa Claus came up early!", I exclaimed.

It was Anjannette who gave the clothing. She is a cousin of my husband. I don't remember anymore how many times she brought bundle of clothing here in the house for me. I'm very happy for all the clothing she gave to me. I'm just so fortunate that Anjannette and I have the same size, that is why I became her "beneficiary". "I always buy new clothes though," that was what she told me the first time we met.

The clothing she gave to me were very useful, specially these sweaters and jackets. I did not bring too much clothes with me from the Philippines. And I just found out, it is not easy to buy clothes here in US because of my size. I wear size medium (bought from the Philippines), but size small here is still big enough for me.

Back in the Philippines, on every December, my roommate Ann and I would look through our clothing and would decide which we will give away. We do this as a sign of gratitude for all the clothing blessings that we have acquired through the year. And amazingly, after we gave them away, blessings start to pour out again. New clothing filled our closet again.

Thank you very much, Anjannette. You are such a wonderful cousin. May many more clothing be added to your closet always.

"Do not be deceived; God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows." Galatians 6:7 NIV

17 comments:

Aldhis said...

Indeed its true, a 'woman' also reap what she sow. :)

Susan said...

Oh, how wonderful to have such a lovely cousin! Enjoy your new clothes! The Lord knows our needs before we ask Him.

Grace, I left an award for you on my blog :)

the donG said...

hehehe... bait naman niya. hirap nga bumili dyan. siguro kasya na yung small sa akin sa US standard size.

AlasMyDear said...

oh wow! what a lovely gift...yay for you! how blessed you are to have such a generous cousin, who's the same size as you!

brie said...

hello! thank you for stopping by my blog. i hope you don't get too cold this winter. i'm sure those sweaters will help. we've got a few inches of snow, and it was snowing more today.

have a good week!

Denise said...

God bless your dear cousin.

Fateen said...

You're lucky to have such a good cousin.. those sweaters sure is helpful during this time of year..

M A Y A said...

wow! sana mapadaan din si santa claus dito sa min. :)

addyforest said...

Wow that's great.. Be thankful

Share my point of view... said...

I remembered ordering a Size-L T-shirt from the USA and when it arrived...Geez! They're simply too big for me to wear!

Pearl said...

Can you introduce me to Anjanette? hehe joke!
You are blessed to have her.

Flowersbythewayside said...

yeah, friends are a blessing...i make it a point to also help friends in need. whenever i can...

thanks for the visit dear! have a happy christmas!

Posh Post Reviews said...

hi girl! have you voted in my blog already? will publish you choice and your link...thanks! cu!

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Lisa said...

What a blessing indeed! I have friends also who gave me lots of clothes especially winter clothes. I got 1 big box of clothes last June from a friend of mine who moved to Japan.

Mari said...

You are so lucky to have someone like Anjanette. You are right, "reap what you sow." And Anjanette will reap as well; and that goes with you, too.

Happy Thanksgiving. ;-D

niar said...

hi Grace, sometimes I do the same with you. I always give my clothes or buy clothes to my family. and so does she.We really glad it..

mars said...

ayyyy..,that's nice grace..,how i wish santa will also visit me..,take care..,