Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pour Your Heart Out - My heartfelt thanks

If you are visiting from ICLW - my story is here.

Shell over at Things I Can't Say hosts - Pour Your Heart Out. It is a place to just get whatever is weighing on your heart out. Please be kind to all of the posters.

I will start off by saying I was in no way coerced to write this post. :)

Now, can I just say how much I love Shell without it sounding a little weird.

(Awkward Silence....)

Hmm maybe I should explain!

As I may have mentioned once or twice on this little blog here. I'm currently pregnant with the Jellybean. Now as Murphy's Law would have it for some reason the same time you finally, joyously get pregnant things start happening that drain your checking account at warp speed. Things like day camp for your stepson, trips to Mississippi to bring said step son back, new tires for the hubby's truck to make said trip possible, servicing the AC in the house since mid-July in Florida is no time to be without air conditioning and other fun events. Now ordinarily this would all not be a huge deal. But the problem is that the Jellybean was not content to stay Jellybean sized in there in fact now he's supposedly up to a banana in length and weighs a little more than that. So needless to say - when this 5' tall 98lb mini person started putting on weight my clothes no longer fit me in a hurry.

Then sad reality hit me - MATERNITY CLOTHES ARE PRICEY! And its not like I'll be wearing them for long after the little guy vacates his residence in my uterus. I may have lamented about the lack of funds to buy maternity clothes on here once or twice. My sister gave me some clothes that friends have given her for me. But they weren't maternity clothes so I was going to get a few weeks worth out of them at best.

Then Shell offered to send me some Maternity clothes she had left over.

I about peed myself in excitement when I got the postcard in the mailbox saying my package was ready for me!

I dragged the hubby to the post office with me Saturday and good thing I did since he had to carry this huge, busting at the seams box out to the car for me.

We got it home and I was ready to tear into that bad boy. Until we opened the front door and realized Blue had gotten into the trash while we were out. A quick clean up and then I was begging Joey to bring the box in. (No really, it wasn't pretty! I may have heard him mutter something that had pathetic, hormonal and pregnant in it as he walked back out the door!)

Finally it was time, I grabbed my best kitchen knife, cut the tape and slowly opened the box. I peeled back the flaps and then I heard angels singing.
Then my Tasmanian devil inside took over and I ripped into that puppy like a kid on Christmas morning. I was overwhelmed by everything she was able to fit in that box. Especially since there have been many mornings where I was getting ready for work and wanted to cry because I had nothing to wear. Most of the maternity clothes I had been given by others were still too big for me and most of my clothes were too small. It was frustrating to say the least! But now I just don't think that's going to be an issue...

Shell, honestly from the bottom of my heart I thank you. (As does Joey but I will get to that in a second...) You didn't have to make the offer or the effort but you did anyway. I know it probably seems small to most of you but sometimes its the smallest things that make the biggest difference to people. Remember that folks!

Now for why Joey thanks you - I may have had a slight, tiny little overabundance of clothing prepregnancy. See when you are the smallest one people know you tend to inherit things whenever others grow and you don't. Then there's my family's thrift store addiction and the fact that Joey's aunt now owns a thrift store. My clothing was actually spread out among three closets in the house. I finally mercifully purged it all and made an awesome contribution to our yard sale pile.

Then I couldn't stop "nesting" and finished all the laundry, put clean sheets on the bed and forced Joey to hide in Jellybean's room painting! OOPS!

Finally, to continue the spirit of generosity. Make sure to enter my Diaper Bag Giveaway if you haven't yet!


Niki said...

awe, that was sweet of her, I am sure it felt like Christmas for you.

Momma0f3~1662~ said...

That is so awesome! It really stinks when you start growing out of your clothes!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

What a sweet thing she did. I hated buying maternity clothes. I had friends that let me use theirs. It helped so much.

Tylaine said...

That is great Di! Shell is so awesome. Getting packages is so exciting! I always get so excited when I rip open a pkg. from my mom (even though its usually for the kids) So getting one for yourself is even better! :)

Shell said...

You are very welcome! I crammed as much as I possibly could in that box- I was a little worried it would explode somewhere on its way. LOL

Renegades said...

What an awesome thing for Shell to do. What a great thing for you too.

Random acts of Kindness. Yeah I believe in them too.

Renegades said...

What an awesome thing for Shell to do. What a great thing for you too.

Random acts of Kindness. Yeah I believe in them too.

purseblogger said...

That is so sweet. Love Shell!

Sara said...

Awww.... Shell's awesome-ness is never ending. Also, maternity clothes? Are ridiculously overpriced. I bought something for my sister in law and couldn't believe what they charged.

Amanda said...

Shell is amazing <3

christine said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Congrats on Jelly bean and having more options to wear to work :). I hate it when I have "nothing" to wear!

Crossed Fingers said...

You're telling me - we finally got pregnant and DH was let go from his job! The timing...it just sucks. That's awesome that she gave you all of those clothes - super super awesome.

ICLW #115

Mothers' Hideaway said...

That's awesome! Shell is amazing. Don't you also find it harder for people our size (5') to buy clothes in general???

Deanna Zachrich said...

Becoming a new parent is expensive enough without adding up the cost of new clothing because your body seems to be growing quicker than your lawn. You're so lucky to have such a great friend.
Loved the post - Happy ICLW!

WhisperingWriter said...

Shell does rock. Those clothes look great.

S.I.F. said...

That is seriously the sweetest thing ever! I can't even imagine how excited you must have been! So freaking cool!

jrs said...

congrats on your pregnancy.


MommaKiss said...

amazing what small acts of kindness can do for one's heart, isn't it?


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