something extraordinary happened today.
in a season known for miracles, i can honestly say…one took place in our kitchen this afternoon. it began like any other day, that is, until i went out to get the mail. i saw there, on top of the stack, a little brown envelop addressed to none other than Mack himself. odd i thought but i didn’t dare open this mysterious package without his help.
so he eagerly awaited while I carefully peeled back the tab, sniffing and dancing at my feet the entire time. inside, was the most beautiful, personalized dog tag, made special for my little guy. now this is not your average dog tag…it’s rustic, hammered-metal, with his name engraved on one side with a heart.
on the other, a simple saying “happiness is dog shaped”.
immediately my eyes welled up with tears. i still can hardly believe it, even as i type this. the kindness of this gift literally took my breath away. after all we have been through lately, to think that someone would do something so thoughtful, is beyond words.
instantly, i scrambled to find a note inside, but there was none. the detective in me wanted to know who? but then, i took a moment – to live in exactly that moment. the surprise, the love, the emotion…it flooded over me. what an awesome feeling.
right then, i decided to let Mack’s Secret Santa remain a secret for now (i do have my hunches though – wink, wink). and to you, the person behind this, if you happen to be out there reading this right now, i cannot begin to express my gratitude. your gift reminded me that we each have the power to create miracles. today, you were mine.
i couldn’t possibly have picked one more perfect for him myself.
Update: For those who are dying to know…the tag was made by the one-and-only Fetching Tags. Jen is a true artist. – Thanks!