Most days I open the mail and it’s nothing but bills and junk and absolutely nothing fun. On Tuesday, there was a surprise in there. For my Olivia.
A few weeks ago I posted on FB “How do you afford Justice clothes for your little girl? Holy cow expensive!”. I was trying to buy Olivia some Justics clothes because all of her friends wear it and I always like to try and help her fit in. If I’m honest, I don’t really like the clothes all that much and I definitely think they’re overpriced. I much prefer Gap or Hanna Anderson or Mini Boden or Catching Fireflies. But everything’s so expensive! The beautiful and sweet Dana from The Kitchen Witch wrote on my wall that her daughter, Miss D., had outgrown some Justice clothes and she would send them to me. I thought that was so kind.
Fast forward to the cute little yellow envelope addressed to Olivia. From Miss D. Inside was a very sweet note to Olivia about Miss D’s favorite clothes—twirly skirts from Hanna Anderson—and how she hoped Olivia would be able to buy some. Also included were gift cards for Olivia to Hanna Anderson from Miss D. I was blown away. It was so generous, so unexpected and so very kind.
Olivia got home from school and I showed her the note and the picture of Miss D and Miss M that were included. Olivia waved at the picture and said “Hi girls!”. We then sat down at the computer and looked at twirly skirts and dresses and picked out these beautiful garments below. We can’t wait for them to get here.
I think Olivia will be wearing the dress and tights for her birthday brunch. I’m sure there will be a lot of twirling. Thank you, Dana and Miss D, for your generosity and for making my little girl smile.