I've been a little depressed lately. Since it's started getting cooler, I have noticed that the jeans that we have for Gracie are getting smaller. Rather, she's getting too big for them. What this means is that I need to get to the store and buy her new jeans for this fall and winter. With money that I don't have. I almost cried today when I sent Gracie to school in almost-high-water-jeans.
When I was a kid - specifically when I was in 5th, 6th, and some of 7th grade - we had a hard time getting jeans of proper fit for me. Because of this, my nickname became high water. I swore that I would never never, ever ever let my children go through the same ordeal.
Just as I was about to start feeling really sorry for myself (and for Gracie) a good friend showed up. I had been expecting her this morning, but what I was not expecting (especially since I haven't breathed a word of this to anyone) was for her to show up with a box filled with 9 pairs of jeans, 2 outfits, and a couple new pairs of boots. And it's all really nice stuff too - a few pairs of Gap jeans, some Calvin Kleins, and a few other really decent brands.
Anyway - I am excited and thankful for such a wonderful friend. I sometimes take what I've got for granted, but today I am taking a gratitude inventory. What are you thankful for today?
8 years ago