Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thankful Thursday

What inspired me this week?
Most of you know that I spent the last couple of weeks in Tennessee. It rained consistently the first week of my stay, but toward the end of my visit the sun came out and Spring started to show her lovely face. Green grass. Budding trees. Blue skies. Flashy flowers. Robust robins. All signs that pointed the way to warmer, more sun-filled days. Simply put... Spring inspires me.

What surprised me this week?
A couple of days ago my sewing machine took on the sounds of a garbage disposal. I've never been mechanically oriented, but I figured that was not a good sign. I called up the fabric shop where I purchased the machine and they told me to bring it in. Less than an hour after I dropped it off they called to say the tune up was complete. Nothing major, just a cleaning was in order. When I picked up the machine I asked how much I owed them. Her reply, "Not a thing." Now mind you, I need no encouragement to want to peruse their store on a regular basis, but I really appreciate the way they chose to show my value as a customer in this very tangible way. Such a welcome surprise!

What moved me this week?
While I was in Nashville I was able to go with my daughter and son-in-law to an ultrasound where they found out the gender of their baby. Sitting in that room watching that once-in-a-lifetime occasion unfold was so sweet and special. That moment was blissfully surreal and it moved me.


Kerri said...

That makes me think I should take my machine in too. It's been pretty loud, but I'm sure they'll charge me!

AnnieOfBlueGables said...

Very sweet post.
I was invited to come to the hospital when my daughter was scheduled for a C-section. I was so thrilled to have this opportunity. The hospital had told her that it was allowed to have one other person besides the father. I couldn't wait. We got up very early and drove the 3 hours to Salt Lake only to be told upon arrival that this anesthetist didn't allow extra people. Needless to say I was a bit bitter, especially since a week later a friend was allowed into that very same hospital to be there for her daughter's delivery. grrrr. I'm happy you got to be there for this special occasion. How sweet.
I love your cupcake totes as well. How do we register?

Suzanne said...

Ah man! Sorry you weren't able to see the birth of your grandchild. Double grrrr. Just stay posted for the give-away. I'll put up a post on April 1st and you register by making a comment!