The Green Girl received a surprise in the mail from her Secret Santa yesterday.
Before I reveal what I received from my Secret Santa, I would to formally thank Jill from Run With Jill for organizing the Ultimate Holiday Gift Exchange.
So, when I got home from work yesterday, there was a square envelope with a metallic candy cane sticker waiting for me. The return address was from 'Blogger Secret Santa'.
I excitedly ripped open the envelope and pulled out a green Season's Greetings card.
My Secret Santa revealed her hidden identity as Raegun from Diminishing Returns.
Inside the card, was a folded up piece of paper with a hand drawn Keroppi marked 'Open me last. I'm your gift!'.
I opened it up to discover it was a receipt for a generous $20 donation to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation!
Raegun, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the most meaningful Secret Santa gift ever. The amount of thought you put into my present means a great deal to me.
I love that you managed to incorporate my favorite things - the color green, my beloved Keroppi, and my passion in life - finding a cure for Angelman Syndrome.
Although children with Angelman Syndrome have normal life expectancies, seizures can sometimes shorten their lives.
This has been a very difficult holiday season for Angelman families who had to say goodbye to their angels when severe seizures took them away.
This gesture from my Secret Santa means a lot to me as my heart goes out to each and every person who was touched by one of these precious angels who passed on this year. And as much as I love my niece, I am anxious to see the day when no child is born with this genetic disorder.