Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Just a Man and His Thoughts....
My parents are the absolute best. It's nothing new, it's no surprise, but sometimes they still shock me with their level of care, level of effort, generosity, and just kindness.
I am overwhelmed right now with work. This is the busiest time of the year for me. I am a meeting/conference/event planner by day and our annual conference (with a week of events, speakers, vendors, etc) is coming up in less than 3 weeks. Oh, and by the way...my doctor keeps "gently reminding me" that these babies will be here within the next 9-11 weeks. Holy moly! We're having babies!!
That being said, I need to get a move on it. The nursery is not even close to done. As of last weekend I had cribs and a glider ordered. no bedding, no paint, no wall decor, no baby books, no pediatrician, no rugs, no lamps...I need to stop because my head is starting to hurt.
Insert Zsa Zsa and Big Daddy. My dad called me last Tuesday and said, "Go pick out your paint and I'll paint tomorrow." What?? How in the world am I going to pick out paint in 1 night? Have you MET me? So I went and bought TEN (maybe 11) samples and painted up an entire wall. The next morning I still couldn't decide so I "eenie-meenie-miney-moe'd" it and texted him the color. He went to Home Depot, bought the paint, bought the supplies, and I came home to a hard working Big Daddy simply the trim away from a painted nursery!
It was such a weight to have that room painted so that everything else can begin. Meanwhile, my cribs had come in and were waiting on the painted room so we could put them together. Did I mention Dave is currently studying for his final round of the CPA exam? So he is a bit tied up as well. We thought we would get the cribs put together this weekend. But instead....the very next day...I came home at 8:30 pm...exhausted, feet swollen, almost in tears it had been such a long day, to find this...
Our cribs, put together by loving hands, with precious notes of love. It may sound cheesy, but y'all, I just sat down in the floor and cried. I know it was a combination of exhaustion, gratitude, and being completely overwhelmed by their love for us and these babies. We wouldn't have gotten around to painting and getting these beds together for at least another 2 weeks. And now, it's done! I can move on to ordering, planning, decorating everything else. I am so thankful.
AND, if that weren't enough...mom sent me this little treasure she captured and I laughed for 15 minutes and watched it at least 5 times. It makes me smile to think that he would spend 2 days doing our hard work and still be making jokes! HYSTERICAL!
Mom and dad, you are the very best. I couldn't have asked for more loving parents and I am so grateful. So, so grateful.
My cup runneth over!
Posted by Tiffany Mendenhall at Wednesday, January 30, 2013