I had checked my mail everyday for a couple of weeks. I usually only check my mail about once a week and only if I remember, but my days were now filled with anticipation.
One night I woke up around four in the morning. I couldn’t get back to sleep so I drowsily checked my email on my iPhone. I saw that I had one email. I opened it up and saw that it was from WG saying I won. I signed off and went back to sleep thinking what a great dream.
I woke up later that morning and went off to work. Sometime during the day I checked my emails again and there it was. It wasn’t a dream after all.
I’m not sure how I discovered Therapy Tales. Probably by googling something about therapy or through someone’s blog roll. I’m really grateful for the blogging community I have discovered. There are many reasons why I enjoy reading other people’s blogs.
I have found through this blog along with others, that many of the things I experience in therapy are common to many. I’m not alone. I particularly enjoy the sense of humour that Therapy Tales brings to the (often frustrating) things I experience in therapy. I catch myself in front of the computer laughing and saying how true as I read WG’s toons. It often brings a much-needed lift.
One day I went to Therapy Tales and noticed that there was a Valentine’s contest. All I had to do was comment to be put into the draw. I did knowing that I would never win because, well, I never win.
So imagine my surprise when I received the email. In fact I was rather stunned. I think I read the email at least ten times to make sure it was real. And that day I started checking my mail even though I knew it would be arriving from across the pond.
Once again I went to check the mail on February 16th and in among the bills I spotted this.
Yay! the much-anticipated envelope finally arrived and only two days after Valentines. But I didn’t open it right away. I put it on my desk where I could look at it through out the day. I wanted to savour the moment and quite frankly I still wasn’t sure it was real.
The next morning the time had finally come. I opened the envelope. My first Valentine’s card as an adult ever.
Thank you Wounded Genius and Therapy Tales!