Friday, February 4, 2011

My new BFF

Lately, I've been struggling with what I call the "mewants". You know, that phase you go through where you keep finding things you want to spend money on? I honestly don't like going through this phase. I'm not one for name brands. At all. However, Michael Khors, Coach, and Kate Spade purses have stricken a fancy with me. And even a Coach dog collar! What is wrong with me? Because I'll never own anything from any of those designers (unless I save up for a year or so..).

This evening while at work at Pottery Barn and getting ready to close everything down, the phone rang and I picked it up. I'm so glad I did, because I found a new best friend on the other side of that phone in Georgia. What are the odds that this women was looking for a particular quilt and she was given our number and I answer? We talked for 35 minutes about the weather, how she's always wanted to visit Connecticut, how she loves the beach and spends the whole summer in Florida and that she has 3 amazing children. 1 girl and twin boys born at 27 weeks, 1 twin having suffered from a stroke and now has many special needs. We also talked about her struggle for 8 years to get pregnant and 2 weeks before his delivery date lost the baby. We talked about the Lord's plan for us and miracles happening all around us. See, after loosing her baby boy, on his delivery date somehow they were able to adopt another baby boy. And they knew he was meant for them and no one else. It truly touched my heart. Most of her friends don't even know that story and she felt compelled to tell me. A complete stranger. Of course we talked about Georgia and hating the traffic. She was exactly what I didn't know I needed. We plan to keep in touch and I hope to meet this woman some day.

On my way home I was reminded that the Lord knows exactly what I need at all times. This phone call, small and simple as it was, helped me realize how incredibly ridiculous my desires have been. Is it wrong to have a Coach purse? No! But when your thoughts are consumed by materialist things, it's hard to have uplifting thoughts or desires. I'm just grateful I'm loved and Heavenly Father wants me to live up to my potential and as much as I want, that expensive purse ain't gonna help much. Yes mother- I just said the dirty word ain't. I know you're cringing.

We were convinced twice that we had a name picked out for our little pumpkin. For one Bella, but we already get enough crap about Twilight.. we didn't need to add to the fire. Another was Missi, for Mississippi because that's where Cony's from and I was already saying, "Little Miss". But we wanted something southern and dainty since she's gonna be a big, hawse like dog and is gonna need a cute name. So without further ado, we are pleased to announce her name (for the time being) as:

Gracie Lou

When she's in trouble.. Gracie Lou Who.


Da Metcalf's latest and greatest family photo:

Photo 10

It's been a weekly thing to have a big storm and we get out of school and work for at least a day. This week was 2 days. The only difference in this storm was that it involved ice and rain. Super fun mix. But it's made for some beautiful scenery on campus. All the trees are glittering in the sun and I remembered to take my camera today for my lunch break. (There's another storm tomorrow AND next Thursday that apparently is going to be the worse thus far.. can't wait).





Sara said...

One of my favorite things to do is talk to strangers on the phone -- like if I have to call a store or someone for work or someone at an organization I need information about. It's just so much fun!

I'm glad you found a new friend that way. :)

Barry & Margo Swartz said...

Those are some beautiful ice pictures!

Clarise and Ryan Pedersen said...

loved hearing about your chance encounter and LOVE LOVE the wittle puppy! i would love to see more pictures of that cute little girl!

Yulia said...

I know we don't know each other too well, but I love reading you blog! I can't wait to read your experience with your first CT spring and all the beautiful changes that come with the seasons. Oh and I can't wait to see dozens of photos of Gracie as she grows up!

Captivating Eyes said...

I just love to read your blogs. :) You inspire me.