Sunday, February 1, 2009

What an Awesome Surprise

My baby brother, and sister-in-law invited all of us to church to witness the blessing of their new baby son. It was a special occasion for my side of the family. All of us were together except for 1 of my 4 brothers and his family who live out of state. We all met at my parents ward. My dad is a member of the bishopric so he was standing at the door greeting the members. As we came up to greet them, my dad grabbed me and said, come with me, there is someone I'd like to introduce you to. So we walk over to a pew where a lady was sittin. Dad says Lonna, I'd like you to meet Lonna. We both looked at each other and smiled. Then I asked her, how do you spell your name? She said LONNA. Hummmm....first time in my whole life that I met another Lonna, spelled the same way. Afterr that I go sit with my family and enjoy the meeting. At the end of the meeting, I am snuggling with my newest nephew and Lonna comes up to me and hands me a grocery sack and says this is for you...my name sake. I really don't look at it close because I am holding the baby. But when I get in the car, I open the sack and it is a hand-made crochet afghan. I was shocked!! I get to mom and dad's and show them what she gave me. Mom told me that she gives away one afghan a month to someone! I felt so special that day!

Isn't it beautiful! I will cherish it forever!
I was taught by my sweet grandma how to crochet when I was a young girl and I know how much time it takes to make these kinds of afghan's. THANK YOU LONNA!

6 comments:

::Jan:: said...

That is truly an awesome story. What a lovely act of kindness. Spreading sweetness monthly like that. What a treasure for sure :)

McEwens said...

What a beautiful Afgan! Something you will treasure forever!

Tink said...

That's incredible! Oh my, that is truly a wonderful thing for someone to do and how awesome that you are the recipient of someone's kind act! Thanks for sharing.

beth at aunties said...

How sweet! Had you ever met the other Lonna? Truly a treasured gift:)
I am sending some people to your blog to see other YSA activities.
Did you know Wrights son died Sunday?

Hope you are having a great week...The activity is hanging in the air for Saturday.:) YIKES! We are working on it.;)

Redhoodoos said...

That's awesome, Lonna. That really is a neat surprise. Sounds like a great ward.

I'm surprised there aren't more Lonna's. I'm doing a mental scan to see if I know any other Lonna's and I don't think I do. That's a little surprising.

Miss you, friend.

Clark Captions said...

Ohh..that is the sweetest thing! I love this story! What a beautiful thing your name sake is doing!