Birthday Gift

Receiving Gifts is my top love language.
"Don’t mistake this love language for materialism; the receiver of gifts thrives on the love, thoughtfulness, and effort behind the gift. If you speak this language, the perfect gift or gesture shows that you are known, you are cared for, and you are prized above whatever was sacrificed to bring the gift to you. A missed birthday, anniversary, or a hasty, thoughtless gift would be disastrous—so would the absence of everyday gestures."

It's true. I love giving and getting thoughtful gifts [think Operation: Surprise Visit and Wicked Weekend Surprise.] For me it's the thoughtfulness of not just any gift, but the perfect gift. It doesn't need to be BIG, just thought out. The gift you know that will bless someone the most, because you really know them. Because you really listen to them. Because you really care for them.

I love the artist and writer, Makoto Fujimura. He wrote "Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art & Culture", my favorite book on art. A while back, I posted about Fujimura's recent The Four Gospels project, created in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Version Bible.

My friend, Marc, is a great listener and knows I respect Makoto Fujimura work. So I am not sure why I was surprised the other day when I opened my birthday gift.

"Given to Lindsay on 7/19/11 in celebration of her life. All 30 years of it.
Your Friend, Marc"

It is beautiful! I wish you all could see it, touch it, and read it.
A true masterpiece.

Thank you, Marc, for this brilliant birthday gift.
I LOVE it!

So thoughtful.


  1. i had a moment of panic, thinking i'd somehow missed your birthday.


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