I am touched.
Rarely does the world acknowledge your place within it, even a little bit. There are the general acknowledgments like Mother's Day, Valentine's Day - even your birthday, which is lovely but not unique. I actually have a birthday twin at work (**waves** hi, Jenn!). Every once in a great while there's a promotion or a raise to recognize a job well done.
But a personal recognition of this magnitude is very rare indeed. I debated about sharing it with you as it is very personal and the person doing the recognizing is a private person. But she's also a very special person, whom I love though I've never met her. In spite of our differences, we have lots of common ground. Much of what she says about me, I could say about her. So I will share this so that perhaps you can be inspired to reach out and acknowledge someone else's special place in your own life.
Believe me, it means a lot.
Thank you, Alice. You made my day and my week and you inspire me in ways you can never know. I appreciate having you in my life as well!