Today, two interesting things happened.
Well, the first isn't interesting so much as just great. A neighbor of mine with a 2 year old boy stopped by with a big box of never-been-worn baby clothes. And we're not talking Target brand onesies, here, folks. I mean, tiny leather shoes from PediPed (2 pairs of Liam style), Baby Gap sweaters, and about 20 newborn-size diapers, amongst many other stylish baby goodies. I don't know if you've seen a newborn diaper, but they are ridiculously small. Scary small.
Between the kindness of neighbors and my awe-inspiring clearance rack shopping skillz (yesterday at Kohl's - this, these, and these, all for under $10!!), Declan will be a well-dressed baby for sure.
Second weird thing of today: A long-lost friend of my aunt Sue just knocked at my door, then somehow, I ended up with her whole family in my house, using my bathroom and commenting on my furniture / floors / doorknobs. Seriously, it was bizarre. As they were leaving, her elderly mother gave me a hug, kissed me on the cheek, and said that she loves me. I didn't know what to say. My immediate, awkward reaction? "Oh, um, I love you, too? Have nice day!"
I sure hope that's the "kindness towards strangers" that Jesus says will get me into heaven. It felt like the grown-up thing to do, to invite the woman (Sue's friend) inside while she called Sue from my phone. I did not feel so grown up as I shut the door behind them and had a giggle fit because I just told an old woman that I love her. I still have some maturing to do, apparently.
Eleven days until my birthday, and ninety-four days until my due date! Hoorah!