From Holland With Much Love


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There are times in life when a special little package from someone you care about makes all the difference in the world that you feel is crumbling all around you. A few days ago, I received just such a package from my dear friend @brittandjosie. This was such a wonderful surprise and it brought a huge smile to my face.

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We have a situation in our family where we needed to move from our lakehouse we loved to an RV that was not in the best of repair. There is also much family drama and it has caused us to have a sudden shift in our lives that have caused stress and a lot of frustration. This move has been to live on the same property as my father-in-law who is homebound.
He does not get away from his property very often and this package from an "exotic location" (his words exactly) caused him great excitement. He was like a kid at Christmas.

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Upon opening the package I found the sweetest contents. There were two magnets, a bottle opener and a pair of clogs! The style they are is called Blue Delft and it is the traditional craft of the Netherlands, which is where my dear friend is from. I am loving the design with the little Dutch boy and girl along with the windmills. They bring memories of the songs my father would sing about the Little Dutch Boy.

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I wish I had a way to show her how special I appreciate her and her giving heart. Making friends has always come easy to me, but keeping them for many years has always alluded me. I find I get lost in my world and soon loose contact with those quickly made friends. I do not have many friends in the real world, but the friends I have made here in the Steemisphere have strong ties. They are encouraging, supportive, and caring. I look forward to the day each of us meets and we become friends here in the real world.

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Thank you dear @brittandjosie, you will never truly know what you mean to me.

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17.10.2019 21:38
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Wow, That's so kind of her. Thanks for sharing this and May you have a great day!

17.10.2019 23:08
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It really was. Her kindness is one of the things I love most about her.
Ren

18.10.2019 12:00
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Just felt my heart expand
This has made my weekend :D

I am sorry to hear about the drama and unrest in your life right now
Sending you a tonne of love and positive vibes
And here's to everything sorting it self out soonest <33

18.10.2019 01:09
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So happy to know it made your day. I was thrilled. We are experiencing life. At least we are in an RV again. We are thrilled about that.
Ren

18.10.2019 12:02
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❤️❤️❤️

18.10.2019 17:38
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We have a city here in my state, and it's called Holland. I've visited it many times as a child and they have windmills, a Tulip Festival and much more. Maybe one day I'll go back there!

18.10.2019 12:30
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Really! What state? I would love to see that!
Ren

18.10.2019 14:44
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How nice! What a wonderful surprise. Hope the move continues to progress well!

18.10.2019 13:17
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The move is working out well. We have run across some issues with damage we did not realize were there, but that is part of receiving a free RV. The gift from @brittandjosie was a very welcomed break.
Ren

18.10.2019 14:43
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@marystein why did you downvote this post? There was nothing wrong with it!!!!

18.10.2019 14:49
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That's so sweet of @brittandjosie! I hope the move will go smoothly.

19.10.2019 09:02
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This made me tear up sweetie:

I wish I had a way to show her how special I appreciate her and her giving heart:
NO NEED I ALREADY KNOW
Making friends has always come easy to me, but keeping them for many years has always alluded me. I find I get lost in my world and soon loose contact with those quickly made friends. I do not have many friends in the real world, but the friends I have made here in the Steemisphere have strong ties.
US TALKING DAILY IS A PRESENT
They are encouraging, supportive, and caring. I look forward to the day each of us meets and we become friends here in the real world.
I HEREBY PROMISE ONE DAY I WILL BE AT UOUR DOORSTEP !
and we are going for coffee at kittys

20.10.2019 09:07
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Britt loves fiercely. And I feel lucky that she's my friend

20.10.2019 10:31
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23.10.2019 09:02
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That is so special @xcountytravelers and what a way to acknowledge the wonderful soul that is @brittandjosie.

I never thought I'd make friends and build friendships in the virtual world. It has amazed me that I have, and that they are important. I do hope that there will be opportunities for us to connect in the real world.

23.10.2019 09:22
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What a lovely and sweet offering these words are, for a sweet, caring person!

23.10.2019 09:54
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Those little shoes and other ceramic collectables are very neat and I'm sure they will become treasures.

23.10.2019 11:28
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Good luck with your move and adjustment in life Scott and Ren.

My love of blue delft has filled similar keepsakes in my kitchen here in South Africa.

I think the note is something to treasure forever, not everyday do we bump into people who bring us so much cheer.

23.10.2019 11:58
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Those are so cute and special @xcountytravelers, I pray that your stay will bring comfort to your father-in-law. 🙏

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23.10.2019 14:16
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Such a sweet tribute to a friend. I was just thinking about all the people I have loved but lost touch with over the years - too many! Now and then one of them contacts me and it makes me very happy.

23.10.2019 15:17
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What a special gift to get from @brittandjosie (and I'm totally jealous of her gorgeous handwriting...lol)! I hear you on the real world friends, @xcountytravelers - it always seems so difficult to meet up in person, and life perpetually gets in the way. I have some cyber friends who I feel an extremely close bond with, even though we've never met face to face. I hope some day you are able to meet up with her, and speaking of, I'm sending lots of good traveling vibes your way.

23.10.2019 16:27
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This is too precious @xcountytravelers :) Sudden moves can be so stressful especially when the need is an unpleasant one. So sweet of @brittandjosie to send these treats from her country, love it. Truly a generous and heartfelt show of friendship. Hope all settles down for you shortly!

23.10.2019 18:05
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Don't know a lot about the Dutch culture but, I love your cheese!

Have an epic one!
P.D: I'd appreciate your review on my last post: The Best Time to Workout Revealed

23.10.2019 20:55
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That's a really cool gift. Virtual friends can sometimes be better than real-world friends. :-)

23.10.2019 21:54
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Aww that is so nice of her and I love those little shoes. I need more friends like her lol. This little things are priceless.

24.10.2019 08:24
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How lovely and seems to be very much appreciated gesture!
Just goes to show how something kind and simple like that timely gift can really make a difference in some one's day (or even life - knowing people care!)

24.10.2019 23:40
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@marystein So why did you choose to downvote this post?

15.11.2019 00:30
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