Thursday, March 13, 2014

Give me an R! R!

Yesterday, I hoisted my large self out of the car and waddled over to the mail box.  I opened the door expecting bills, ads, and more bills.  But I got the sweetest surprise instead. It was a large envelope addressed to Rebecca.

I waddled back to the car, hoisted myself back in, and quickly drove to school to pick up the kids.  As I waited in the car-rider line, I ripped into the envelope and found the nicest gift for my baby.

I pulled this little package out of the envelope.  The tissue paper smelled like violets.


I unwrapped the package, taking my time trying to savor every moment yet rushing because I really wanted to see what was inside.


It was the cutest little receiving blanket and it was monogrammed with Rebecca's name!  Isn't it adorable?

And if that wasn't enough, when I got home, I discovered that inside the extra tissue paper was another tiny surprise waiting for me.


It was an adorable little headband with a pink flower clip attached to it.  And the pink flower clip can be removed and the red R can be added in it's place.

The package came from one of my husband's best friends from his Army days, Doug.  His wife, Tammy, is just an absolute sweetheart and she's been praying for Rebecca ever since we found out about her Trisomy 18 diagnosis.

She said she found the receiving blanket in an antique shop and loved it because of the little rosebuds.  She had her neighbor monogram Rebecca's name on it.  She said they prayed over the blanket and since she is forever the cheerleader, she said she's praying hard for Team Rebecca.  (And that's where the cheerleader R comes into play. Doesn't the R resemble something on a letter jacket?)

Receiving this in the mail was such a sweet and unexpected surprise. We decided not to have a baby shower for Rebecca before she's born since we don't know exactly what to expect.  (I really couldn't stand the thought of having a house full of baby gifts and no baby.)  But trust me, if she makes it, we will be having a big old party!  In the meantime, it was nice to know someone was thinking of my sweet baby Rebecca.

7 comments:

Billie Jo said...

Beth, what happy, happy mail!
And what a wonderful friend...
The love, thought, prayer that went into that gift...
A testament to you, my friend...
So pretty! : )

Elise said...

What a wonderful surprise to receive in the mail! Beautiful. Dear friends and cheerleaders of prayer are such a blessing!

Mari said...

What a wonderful surprise to get in the mail. It's beautiful and the thought behind is even more so.

Madeline said...

I love getting good mail! How blessed Rebecca is to have her own team cheering her on every step of the way. The headband and blanket are darling. You should ask her NICU what kind of personalization they will let Rebecca have, I know some NICU babies get their own blankets or head bands and at the very least decorations of their area. She could have a whole cheer theme going!

deborah said...

That is the sweetest gift! So beautiful and special! I love the "R"! And the blanket with her name..just so dear.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This brings tears of joy to my eyes; team Rebecca. I love that. What a sweet sweet gift.
XO

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Hi Beth,
I just read my sister's prayer request on her blog for baby Rebecca. I have to admit I didn't even know you were pregnant. I had been popping in now and then to catch up with you but this winter has been a doozy and I was so busy last fall that I really slacked on getting around to my blog friends. Rebecca is now on my prayer list - along with all of you. My sister may have told you - my Mom's name is Rebecca - everyone calls her Becky. We named our youngest daughter Becca. So you baby feels close to our hearts already.
God bless you all.