Scrubs and I took our daily walk to the mailbox this morning and noticed we had a package. Inside were these shoes. I probably should have taken them out of the wrapping for a better picture, but I want to make sure they are preserved properly! So they won't come out of the bag for awhile. These were a gift from a dear friend. I won't reveal her identity, but needless to say I stood in the kitchen crying quite hard -- not out of sadness (for once) but out of happiness. Friend, your gift will go down as one of the most priceless treasures I have ever received. This is the FIRST item we have in our home specifically for our daughter. I am still unable to purchase anything or even think about anything (names, room, colors etc.).
Ironically, it was just two days ago that Rachel put a comment on my blog pertaining to this very thing. She wrote: I just cannot WAIT for you and John to go and get your daughter. Every time I see a lovely pink something (outfit, hat, shoes) I think of you guys and your little one that is on the way. Just as much as I am excited for her to actually get here, I am almost as excited for the day to come when you feel like the end (her coming) is in sight. That day when you start to tell us about her bedroom that you are decorating and the clothes that you are buying for her. I can't wait to share in the excitement and anticipation with you!
When I read this, I thought it ironic that we haven't bought a single thing. I think JB would, but I just haven't even been able to contemplate it. Then, today, I got to the mailbox, and surprise! Our first daughter item. Rachel, aren't you excited?