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? :)