Just over two weeks ago I told you about a story at this post. A lady whose aunt bought an ornament at a garage sale 28 years ago, came across the ornament with the name of our son on the back, in her aunt's collection of Christmas ornaments. She saw this particular one had a name, a date of birth and other info painted on the back (I removed these in Paint Shop Pro just for this post for privacy purposes). It was an ornament I had painted about 30 years ago, when I first started painting and taking part in craft shows, and wanted to commemorate our son's birth.
Her niece came across it recently in her aunt's box of Christmas ornaments, was curious and did a search on line. She found our son's name and sent him a message, asking if he was the one whose name was on the back of the ornament. He confirmed that it was, and that his mother had painted it. This lovely lady popped it in the mail and sent it to him. It arrived and our son in turn brought it over the other day, and now I have this little family treasure back where it belongs. I wrote about Gregg's theory of how it was lost at my post (link above)
I am so thankful to this lady and also to her aunt, and will be writing a thank you letter asap.
To this lady, if you read my post, I do want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. There really are not enough words to tell you how grateful I am for your kindness. But I do for returning this ornament to our family, and please thank your Aunt for keeping it safe all those years. It will be hanging up on our tree next Christmas. I will find a box for its storage, and inside the box will be written the history of its return.