Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter!


We are so blessed to have a wonderful friend like Rachelle! Look at the darling Easter basket she brought us last night! I had been lamenting to her that we couldn't afford to get anything for Bella in our sorrowful financial state, and she said that she couldn't bear the thought of her not having an Easter basket! (I was just glad Bella wasn't old enough to miss getting something... if she was even a year older we would have had to figure something out. As it is though we can't even buy groceries so a basket was out of the question!) I am so touched! Without making Rachelle sound as pathetic as we are, this is truly a case of the widow's mite! Rachelle is a single mother and has a new job that she hasn't even started yet- I know this must be a huge sacrifice for her! And the basket is perfect- For Bella it has a stuffed bunny, as you can see, as well as a board book ("I'm trying to be like Jesus"-perfect Easter story!), 2 pairs of BabyGap socks, and some candy for us. Also, the perfect amount of candy. Just enough to indulge a little bit for Easter, but not to have any lingering around for us to over do it. Then she also put in a gift card to Wal-Mart for Timm and I-presumably so we can get some food! I am just overwhelmed. This means so much to me Rachelle, and if I were a crying type of girl, I would. But I'm not, so I'm just really, really, touched. You really shouldn't have- it is too much, but perfect! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Really-thanks. :)

Timm made me this basket while I took a nap this afternoon. (How resourceful!) We have some baskets, but they're all in storage, so he made this one from matte board. (Black-very festive!) He filled it with things he pilfered from the Physics department at work: Diet coke, Sun Chips, and 2 mini Bath and Body Works lotions he bought for me and saved. Instead of Easter grass we filled it with branches of my two favorite blossoming trees: plum and weeping cherry. (Again, how resourceful!) He didn't want me to go without, so he made his own. What a sweet guy.
When Bella wakes up we are going to Michelle's for what will be a DELICIOUS dinner. I am so excited. My stomach is so excited. My fat cells are not so excited. I have to weigh tomorrow, and if not for today, I would be reasonably optimistic about my weigh-in results. We shall see. What a good day! Thank you Rachelle, Timm, and Michelle for a great Easter holiday! I love you guys!

7 comments:

Jill said...

Isn't getting those two thoughtful baskets better than what you guys would have gotten if you'd had the money to do it yourselves? I mean, the thoughtfulness and resourcefulness involved here is so much better than any excessiveness that might have been possible if your situation was different. I think it's so great that Rachelle and Timm did that for you, and I'm so glad you can go to Michelle's house for family togetherness and a great dinner. You are blessed.

kim said...

Happy Easter! Rachelle must be a great friend-what a darling basket she made for Bella! I thought Timm's basket for you was cute too. We had Jared's two older brothers and their families over for dinner. Both of his older brothers have four kids so we had quite a houseful of neices and nephews. It was fun though. I'm glad you had a nice Easter too.

Robin said...

Wow Jessie, that is so cool (: And Rachelle and Timm - you both are awesome. With all of your kindness and generosity and creativeness. Yay for Easter surprises (: And what a beautiful day it was today too!

Hannah said...

Ditto to everything Jill said ;)

Beatrix Kiddo said...

Amazing! Friends definitely are the family you choose for yourself.

michelle said...

That was so sweet of Rachelle and Timm. I'm with Jill -- the thoughtfulness involved in those baskets is worth more than anything you could ever put inside!

mom said...

Your father is the most generous and kind than anyone I know , but has no creative thoughts for Easter baskets or any other baskets....go Timm! And thankyou Rachell for such kindness and thoughtfulness. What happened to Grandma's usual Easter sendings???No excuses, just wieriness. Another year shall be better (a quote from Louisa May Alcott)--never mind the quotation marks, I can barely move the mouse!

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