Sometimes life is pretty amazing. Sometimes people are pretty amazing. Goats are always amazing, but that's just a fact of life. The Goatmother has had so many kindnesses extended to here during this whole 'Big C' routine, and yet they keep coming. Yep, that's just flat out amazing.
I'm sure by now you are, yet again, saying, "Marigold, what the hay are you talking about now?" Well, okay, I admit that I might occasionally go off on a few tangents, but that's just because my thought processes are so advanced it sometimes becomes difficult for my brain to keep them all properly aligned. As my friend Monk used to say, "It's a blessing. And a curse."
Anyway, the kindness I'm talking about is this:
"What is that, Marigold?", I'm sure you are asking? Well, this, my friends, is a countdown! A tea countdown, to be exact. You see, there is a tea bag for every day the Goatmother has left of radiation treatments. As each day passes, she can take down that day's tea and drink it...until no tea is left. That will be cause for great celebration because then the Goatmother will be DONE with radiation!
The truly wonderful and remarkable thing about this is where it came from. There is a quite lovely lady who has a blog here. Now the astounding thing about it is that this woman just recently lost her beloved husband, and yet she took the time to not only think about the Goatmother, but make her this beautiful gift! Didn't I tell you that people are remarkable?
And lest you not realize the true extent of this magnanimous gesture, please observe this:
Originally, one of these was attached to each bag of tea. However, the U.S. Postal Service, ever gentle as they are with our packages (cough... cough....) managed to dislodge them all by the time they arrived. No matter. They would have had to be taken off to be eaten anyway. Just saved me time. Besides, it's all good, remember?
So this lovely lady not only took the time to do something so nice for the Goatmother, she actually included a thought for moi. Doubly remarkable, although I am awfully memorable.
Thank you, sweet Ginnie. You are a brave and beautiful soul. We can only add you to our list of those we will never adequately be able to repay. Blessings to you!
"Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own."
~Adam Lindsay Gordon
Disclaimer: You may notice that there are many bags of tea in the picture above. This would be due to the fact that we are SO behind around here! My apologies to Ginnie for taking so long to make this post. And my apologies to the Goatmother because she has, in fact, ONLY 10 bags of tea left!!!!! Woo Hoo!!!! (Sorry. I got a bit carried away.)