Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tender Mercies

You know how sometimes when you’re feeling blue, a little thing can cheer you up? Last Friday, I received a surprise in the mail that made me feel loved and appreciated. And it couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time! I usually greet Mother’s Day weekend with an eye roll, and maybe a couple of feigned dry heaves for effect. Yeah, not very gracious, and nobody likes a sore loser, blah blah blah. But Mother’s Day’s are insufferable. (If you’re a birthmother reading this, help make my next Mother’s Day wonderful by giving me your baby!! I will make it worth your while!!**) So entering into the Mother’s Day weekend, I’m feeling blah, but I’m scheduled to go have fun at my friend Heather’s house, for a “girls night” party. Heather usually has me peeing my pants within about 35 minutes, so I’m cautiously optimistic. I’ve been wearing one of my favorite necklaces all day, and more than once lamented the fact that I didn’t scavenge further in the Kohl’s clearance rack to find the matching bracelet. Yes, I’m a bracelet-matches-the-necklace kind of girl. I like symmetry when I accessorize, and looking like I planned it that way. Which I did. And I do. But I digress. So ANYWAY, I’m headed out to the car to go to Heather’s house, and remembered that I didn’t check the mail. When I do, I find a curious padded envelope from Washington State. I’ve never known padded envelopes to bring bills or bad news, so I’m automatically excited! It’s from Shelly, my sister-in-law that was trusting enough to let me watch her sweet Lucy for a week while she was in Ethiopia. Inside is a bracelet, (I’m assuming from Ethiopia) that MATCHES MY NECKLACE PERFECTLY!!! I walk back into the house to show Daron my good fortune, and marvel at the good karma that brought me my super groovy new bracelet. (Not to mention a gift card to Target!! Thanks Shelly!!) So that was my tender mercy. A perfectly timed gift that instantly cheered me up. So yeah, maybe my baby parts are as useless as Paris Hilton, but at least my family loves me and appreciates me.

** I’m certain that LDS Family Services will not be impressed that I've resorted to bribery... We can be discreet, right? :)

6 comments:

Catherine said...

Oh Elisa, I am so proud that you are my sister! I wish I had a way with words like you. You always know how to make us laugh---and cry! Love ya sis!

Kim and Ken Carlile said...

I wish I had your talent for wearing jewelry. I always wish I did and somehow it looks terrible and I can't ever get it right. I'm glad you got such a timely and wonderful surprise!

Shelly said...

I agree with Catherine....why do your posts always make us laugh AND cry???? Yes, the bracelet is from Ethiopia and it's not much for all the work you did...but I'm so glad you like it and also glad that it came at a perfect time. You're gonna be a great mother and already are the BEST aunt alive!

Heather McKeon said...

Well that explains the pee stain on my couch! Haha - happy to know I can be almost as exciting to you as a bracelet. :) And I don't think I said it Fri night, but I did think you're necklace and bracelet were fab!

Sarah's blog... and I guess our newlywed blog that I update like twice a year. said...

hahahaha... useless as paris hilton.

Heather said...

This gave me chills Elisa and I loved the post title. No accident I am sure. You are lovely :) And you definitely looked so cute and coordinated on Friday!!