Thursday, October 8, 2009

Surprise, Sweet Surprise!




 I received a package the other day from a fellow blogger, and couldn't imagine what it was, but I ripped into that parcel like there was no tomorrow,because really, who  knows?






Inside was a bunch of that clingy annoying packing popcorn nice card from  My Metabolic Rate is Stuck  that jolted my memory.   I had won a contest!   A name that baby contest!  Oh wait, I didn't name the baby....but I did submit the closest date and time that the baby would be born.    

Baby Eliza June was born exactly when Grandma J said she would....almost exactly.

Guess what else was in that box?  






Some homemade preserves!   And a pretty Halloween kitchen towel!  Did I die and go to heaven or what??

Well, Grandma J was even more overwhelmed by Eliza's Gramma's generosity when  she found the $25 cash in the card!  

Feeling more than blessed, and so happy that Eliza  was born healthy and happy into a loving home, Grandma J decided to pay it forward.
She donated the money to her grandson Andrew's  Alex's Lemonade Stand  for pediatric cancer research in baby Eliza June's name...oh yeah, and Maggs!

Thank you again, Cheryl for the nice surprise and tasty preserves!  God bless beautiful baby Eliza!



16 comments:

Deb said...

I am a sucker for any kind of berry jam. Enjoy it on some perfectly toasted bread. (i'm on the no carb diet and obsessing over jam with bread)

Deb said...

I am a sucker for any kind of berry jam. Enjoy it on some perfectly toasted bread. (i'm on the no carb diet and obsessing over jam with bread)

Betty said...

Lucky you! I love packages in the mail!

Linda said...

Well, you must be on a 'lucky strike'. LOL! No smoking around the babies!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

This is what life is all about: good friends, unexpected surprises, and generosity. Love it.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Life is also about chips and salsa, I forgot to mention that in the list above.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Such a nice surprise. I love what you did with your cash prize. So, are you going to share the preserves too?

Mental P Mama said...

W00t! Yay for everyone!

Jason, as himself said...

You're so lucky! I think you're the luckiest grandma I know.

Jen said...

Positively Sweet!
and your gesture of paying it forward sweetened the pot!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Grandma J! How cool to get mail :) especially tasty mail!
Happy FRIDAY!
lMnop

*Off to L.A. again...not run this weekend but next...running for camp again. Great job on the donation for Andrew :)

Pumpkin Delight said...

How exciting! Especially when it's kind of a surprise.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

That Cheryl is just the best! And full of surprises! Grandma J...you aint so bad either.
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Pat Jenkins said...

that is great grandma j!! and how about, you movie reviewer and prognosticator all in one!!!

Daryl said...

What a windfall for all of you .. they got the healthy baby, Cheryl got to be a grandma, you got the preserves and Alex's Lemonade Stand gets a donation .. Makes me feel good to know you!

Life with Kaishon said...

The jam sounds amazing. And so does that donation to Alex's lemonade stand. Just beautiful!