Some days when you are having a rough go of it little blessings just smack you in the face and make you realize just how lucky you are.
This morning I started my day with being on the phone for over an hour with the IRS. Sounds fun right? I know I had a smile on my face.
I was frustrated with a business tax form that I sent in over a month ago that apparently no one in the government can find. ARGH!! I was about to spit nails.
Then life decided to give me a little reminder about priorities...
Kinder Keepsakes LLC makes graduation gowns for even the tiniest of babies. Need a baby cap and gown, need an infant graduation outfit... no problem!
We have had many people send us pictures with their kids dressed in their caps and gowns, standing next to, or being held by, a graduating parent. There are many awwwwwwwwwwes said by Aly and I aswe are reminded how cool it is to be part of their day.
This week was different. I did not see the joy in my work. I let my own life get ahead of me and forgot how very blessed I am to have two happy healthy headstrong kids and a third one on the way. I forgot to say thank you for being part of a business that sends love in the form of soothing blankets and keepsake items to other families. I closed my eyes and thought only of what was dragging me down, stressing me out and making my days CRAZY.
Then we received an order from a returning customer.
This man is a NICU nurse that purchased our cap and gown for a family that he had grown close to. To celebrate a moment in life that deserved to be celebrated. A little one was moving on from a long stay in the NICU.
I am so thankful to have even the smallest, tiniest, most inconsequential part of their day. To know that they are going to be smiling when they receive their gown. That they are going to be celebrating life as I should every day.
Oh the things that I doubt that they take for granted....
So this is just a note to say thank you. To that customer. To that baby. To that family.
Thank you for letting us be a part of your joy and for handing me a large dose of perspective along the way.
Until Next Time,