Just Because

My niece, Barb, and I are friends on Facebook, so we usually message each other at least a couple of times a week. We also meet every other week for lunch and to catch up in person with what’s going on in each other’s lives.

We exchange gifts for Christmas and our birthdays. And, every once in a while, there’s a little “for no reason” gift, just because.

You may recall my interest in April, the giraffe, beginning two years ago. April lives at Animal Adventure Park in New York, and became known worldwide when she was about to give birth. I was among the 1.2 MILLION watching when her calf was born on April 15, 2017. When Barb and I met for lunch a couple of weeks later, she gave me this tiny stuffed giraffe, which she ordered from Animal Adventure Park .

Last week, when we met, Barb gave me another one of those “little” gifts: a photo book she’d had printed of some of her favorite pictures that I’ve shared on Facebook. On the cover: the title “All You Need Is Love” and a picture of my Motor Man.

Among the pages in the book: celebrating Motor Man’s birthday.

My two favorite guys in the whole world and one very spoiled cat.

Our other very spoiled cat…and Motor Man and me sharing a silly moment .

And, to close out the book, one of my favorite pics of us, taken by our friend, Donna.

Thanks, Barb; I treasure this “little” gift from you and look forward to our lunch and visit next week.

“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver….”    ~Seneca

~These Days Of Mine~



8 responses to “Just Because

  1. That is such a a sweet gift and I love how easy it is to share and save pictures now. She did a great job with the book. So glad you have a niece to share special times with and thanks for sharing her with us!

  2. donna Warthan

    That is wonderful!! I know you loved it, almost as much as Barb did gifting it!! The perfect gift, loved by both!! Good weekend to you both!!

  3. Sweet, Sweet gift and your pictures are publish worthy!

  4. That photo book certainly is a treasure! Your niece is a blessing and it’s so wonderful you get to spend time with her.

  5. Very nice & thoughtful- a special kind of gift.. She chose some great photos !

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a treasured forever book. A very thoughtful gift indeed and she knew the best pictures to use.

  7. “Just Because” gifts are the best……my sister and I do that and I love it! That’s a nice little book of ‘memories’ Barb put together for you.


  8. So sweet and lovely!!!

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