Yesterday I took my baby (he’s three) to my mother-in-law’s for an extended stay. I am so thankful he loves to go there, so thankful Gramma and Grampa (he says them Glamma and Glampa) are two of his favorite people and I am so very, very thankful she loves to have all of the children at her house. My boy will stay while we are at MD Anderson and he will stay lots throughout this journey.
We usually meet at the midpoint, highway McDonald’s to swap the children and they love that. We adults, well, we love meeting and we love swapping but we don’t love McDonald’s so much.
Yesterday we met at the midpoint tearoom, Martha’s Bloomers. It was a total treat! We got to eat frilly, yummy food and shop in frilly, fun gift shops. The piping hot, fresh-from-the-oven blueberry scones were the absolute best!
My mother-in-law is so thoughtful and gracious. I couldn’t love her more if she was my own mother. We have a very special relationship. She loves to celebrate. She loves to give gifts. Every day is a party with her and I really love that. Every time you eat with her, she will have elaborate centerpieces and themed table settings complete with special gifts for all. She is very fun.
Yesterday she brought me a gift. It was a gorgeous blouse and long sweater tunic. But, the thing I loved the most was its wrapping. It looked like it just popped right off this blog. It was leopardy and hot pink and I loved it! Wrapping a special gift in themed paper is exactly the type of thing she does. She does it so very well.
So when I complimented her on the beautiful package, she laughed and told me there was a funny story about that.
She purchased the gift in a boutique next to her hair salon. She ran into the boutique just before her appointment. When she got ready to check out, she realized she didn’t have much time so she asked if she could pay after her hair appointment. The lady helping her asked if she wanted the package gift-wrapped. My mother-in-law said that would be wonderful.
When she went back to pay and pick it up, this is what it looked like.
God took a gift of love and made it even more special. Just for me.
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