My friend Laura celebrated her 20 year recovery (whoohoo)
anniversary last fall. She hosted a party at a park near her home... six hours and a different country from where I am.
I had started a new job and didn't figure in asking for a weekend off so I sent my best wishes and told her hubs and I wouldn't be there. Fast forward. Work scheduled released and I had not only the Friday but right thru til the Tuesday off. So! ROAD TRIP!
I.didnt tell her we were coming or that I had spent a day making signature blocks for her. After getting lost in upstate new york and adding two hours to our trip we finally made it. she was taking off for a hike when she saw us... it took a minute to recognise. And there were some happy tears.
Then some more after our trek up the mountain and back to the gazebo... here I had set up a markers and block station. all in all I managed to get blocks sent to her friends all over the us and Canada to include in this. She hasn't seen the finished product but it is in the mail. Hopefully to arrive for her birthday.