Friday, March 25, 2016

Special Delivery

The tracking number stated that my mini chandeliers had been delivered yesterday to my front porch! At 8pm last night I looked again…

Front porch, back porch, neighbor’s porch… no packages.

This morning I pulled up the email to get the customer service phone number and there it was in black and white. Delivered to my old house on Del Monte Avenue.

Panic set in.. The new owners have sprawled “return to sender” on everything they have received with my name on it- even though I left them my email and phone number in case of said scenario.

I had formed an opinion of “them” as being uncaring and hostile.

I gathered my courage, washed my face, threw on some clothes and got in my car- destination Del Monte Avenue- before I had a moment to change my mind. I had not been back to my old house since I moved almost a year ago- not even to drive down the street- although I got a quick view in my peripheral vision when I would drive down Llagas Road before my new development created a street with more direct access.

Not even a quarter mile away yet worlds away… I pulled up in front of the house and jumped out. I had a handwritten note to leave just in case no one answered the door (which I expected). It was only 8am and even though I’m usually awake for hours by then, the rest of the world sleeps in.

She answered the door, clad in a bathrobe, mascara smeared and hair in disarray. She was so kind! “Oh, they are in the garage! Let me go and open it!”

In my imagination I walked with her through the sunlit entry and into my cheerful kitchen. Past the breakfast nook and through the faithful laundry room. I opened the garage door and then I met this stranger in the driveway.

And it was me.

I asked “Are you enjoying the house?”

She responded “Yes! I’d love to ask you in but…”

Little did she know that I had already been inside. And it was lovely.

I have done the grieving and I’m feeling quite content in my new home. But this has been the graced moment that I have needed to complete my transition.

On this very beautiful Good Friday morning I have received a special delivery.

And I am finally delivered.

3 Responses

  1. Beautiful post, Rosemarie! May you and your family have a joyous Easter filled with Our Blessed Savior’s stillness, grace, and light.

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