While sorting through more letters and “things to file” yesterday, I came across an envelope from one of my favorite wordpress bloggers, “Pixieannie” (http://ponderingsofapixie.com/).  I had kept the envelope to record the return address on it – so that I may thank her for her gift of bee socks.

I always wondered why she had chosen these socks.  I know she is a sock gal – and free-spirited and creative and all that.  But, why bees?  It remained a mystery to me. Until yesterday.  I went to address the address and discovered a note inside the bag. I had not found the note since the day the socks arrived.  I was so anxious to open the socks, that I did not think to look for more.

Excitedly, I reached in and pulled out the note.  On the front cover was a hand-drawn bee.  The bee matched the ones on my socks. Aha!   A clue.  I anticipated that finally I would discover the “B” choice.

“Dear Stacey,” the note began.  “I chose bees because they make me smile and the world just wouldn’t be the same without them.. much like you.  They also work tirelessly, overcoming obstacles and facing such adversity; they they keep on and that’s such a rare gift.”

Et voila!  I had my answer.  I knew then why bees!

I am wearing those socks today as a reminder that I must continue to work tirelessly to overcome obstacles and face adversity.  My 9 month appointment is rapidly approaching and my anxiety level is building.  I will think of bees.  And I will think of Annie and her thoughtfulness.

Sometimes, people can be simply un’bee’lievable!

(Thank-you, Pixiannie!  You rock!  I’m buzzing with gratitude.  What a “sweet” thing to do, “honey”.  It’s great to be a’hive!)


About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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3 Responses to Un”bee”lievable!

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Special socks are a great comfort. 🙂

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