Tell Me Something Good – The Generosity of Others
after a disturbing and grotesque week in america with a (yet again) failed justice system, it’s time for some good and positives vibes!
my something good comes in the form of how gracious and thoughtful people have been to our unborn child. it’s pretty nuts. the amount of clothes this little one has already is astonishing and more are on the way all the way from texas (thanks danielle!) aside from our pregnancy announcement onesie, we haven’t bought any clothes for her! people have either gifted us them or have passed down their baby clothes. so many kind people that i haven’t talked to since high school or have only met once or other closer friends have been insanely generous, sometimes i get overwhelmed by their kindness. thank you all!
our bavery already has blankets to keep her warm, spoons that will eventually be flung across the room and the tiniest little shoes that she will never walk in since apparently newborns can’t walk but shoes are too cute to pass up!
we recently received such an unexpected and thoughtful gift from elyse! who is elyse and how do i know her? i ‘met’ her through this here blog (you’ll see her comments on basically every post, which i always appreciate). she has a fantastic blog around marriage and now i can confirm that she’s a fantastic gift giver! she’s moving to vancouver, BC because her and husband dream big and take action too. look at what she sent bavery:
umm – obviously my husband and i are all about the phrase and lifestyle of ‘dream big’ AND she gave us a perfect book ‘tiddler: the story-telling fish!’ my husband’s main keynote and training for companies currently is how to lead through storytelling so it’s literally perfect!
i just sent a text to my husband where i reprimanded us for not having the foresight to get a book from all of the 7 continents we went to last year! to be honest, i teared up a little that i truly only thought of that right this second and not back then. guess we will have to do it again…(jokes – or at least not all in 7 months again).
while technically the united states and canada share the same continent, i am proud to say this will be our first ‘international’ children’s book and i can’t get enough. there are slight variations in the english dialect and i love it! for instance, instead of the teacher in the book doing the ‘roll call’ for who is in attendance, she ‘called the register!’ thank you elyse – you absolutely brightened up our week with this unexpected and perfect gift!
even though the world can often seem like a scary place, especially for girls and women, i am getting incredibly excited to meet our little girl. i feel grateful that i get the opportunity to raise a strong, kind and smart girl, especially with the type of man that i get to call my husband. there is still goodness in the world. it is up to each of us to exemplify and then instill that from the youngest age possible and to do our part to stand for justice, kindness and good.