She said she had done something that day that would make me smile but would not be telling me or giving me any clues. Well, I was baffled.
I was told to expect this thing at the weekend. I thought maybe she had recorded a vlog with TheBoy but when she said no to it being a blog post I then didn't know what to expect.
Friday morning came and a package from Amazon dropped. I thought I'd obviously ordered something and forgotten when I saw my name on the packaging but as I opened it I saw Ellie Gouldings new album, and as predicted, squealed. I knew I hadn't ordered it.
I looked at the invoice slip and recognised the name on it.
Well, I burst into tears. Happy tears of course.
I jokingly tweeted one day last week asking if anyone would like to buy me the album. I had one man offer to buy it for me in return for a follow.
And thought nothing of the tweet.
So this was a fantastic surprise.
I immediately, well, once I stopped blubbing for one minute, text TheBoyandMe [goodness it's hard to not type your real name!] to say thank you and her reply made me blub again.
"I know how much her music lifts you."It made me realise that even though there is a distance between us, and may not talk everyday, she totally gets me. [Does that sound too American?!]
I didn't think I had been that open about how Ellie Gouldings music does lift me. And how it makes me feel.
Partly because I find it hard to describe the feeling, and partly because I'm not sure people would understand.
I have the same feeling about Ricky Martins music.
Ellie Gouldings music seems to get me right in my heart. It seems to realise any bad feelings, thoughts, or emotions inside me at that moment.
I've been making trips out in the car sometimes just so I can listen to her first album.
Like I said, it's hard to explain why I love her music so much.
I'm still in shock at the kindess of TheBoyandMe, especially as I know that she didn't just do this to make herself feel good. This album is now even more special than it would have been if I'd have bought it myself, and I can't stop smiling
Thank you TBaM, from the bottom of my heart.
You are a true friend.