Today I am feeling incredibly, immeasurably grateful and unfathomably optimistic. I have the most wonderful friends and the most amazing family, and lately I have been blessed in ways that I couldn't have ever imagined.
This weekend, I met up with one of my dear old friends that I played sports with in ELEMENTARY and MIDDLE school. Yes, we've known each other a LONG time! She is the mother of adoreable 5 year old twin boys, and graciously gave me her boys' double stroller, infant carseats, and a double jogging stroller. I'm sure she has no idea what a HUGE blessing this is for my little family, even though I tried to convey my gratitude. We've been so, so, SO blessed this past year, but very few of these blessings have been financial ones, as we've doubled our family and cut our income in half. These strollers and carseats are some "big ticket" items that would have required us to really save up right until the girls come, and I am just so incredibly appreciative of her generosity. I definitely feel like the Lord has had a hand in every experience we've had lately, and in an unexpected twist of fate, this childhood friend of mine is a very accomplished jewelry maker who has been doing this for far longer than I, and who is interested in getting together with me to "talk shop" so to speak. I am SUPER excited about this, as she is my first real-life friend who shares this interest with me. We even talked about possibly going to some jewelry making classes together soon. How fun is that? So, good things happening in both my personal and professional life that came from just an hour-long visit with an old friend I hadn't seen in years. Blessings, blessings, blessings!