Friday, June 6, 2008

It's just special for me....


Who knew it would be June 6, 2008? I have hoped and prayed for this day for years...I just never knew when it would come. To anyone else, it's an ordinary day by every measure. Even for me, it's pretty ordinary. The only thing that makes it special for me is one itty bitty landmark that will go unnoticed by everyone we see today, unless of course they read this!
Years ago, my freshman year in college to be exact, I didn't have a car at Harding University. On afternoons when I had no class or homework, I would venture out on walks into Searcy to see what I could see. One day I found a little thrift store. I browsed around all the sections, eventually getting to the children's clothes. I found a cute little OshKosh tank top-it was only 25 cents, I think. I thought about my future in that split second.
I had no boyfriend. I was a naive 19. I wondered. Would I ever meet someone who would take me as his own? Would I ever become a wife? And would I ever have babies? Be able to learn about the joy of being a mother? As a freshman in college there were so many dreams that didn't have answers yet.

But I bought that shirt. Just in case. Just in case those dreams of mine would someday become reality. And I packed that shirt away. Through five years of college. Through two degrees. Through moving into my first home with my husband. Through six moves since then.
And today is the day. The day that signifies so many of my answered prayers. God has been so good to me. I have a godly husband. I have a handsome son.
And today. Today my daughter wears the shirt I bought for her.

11 comments:

THE MORROW FAMILY said...

How special! What a blessing Jordan is! You are so good about packing stuff away and saving it...sentimental things I mean. :) It's neat that you even remembered that shirt and that it was so special to you still.

Stefanie said...

What a special story! And look how cute she is in that little shirt!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Bethany said...

Don't you love a good buy? I did that with kitchen stuff. I think I started buying kitchen stuff when I was 10 years old. I still have some of it....18 years later! Good times.

Bethany said...

Don't you love a good buy? I did that with kitchen stuff. I think I started buying kitchen stuff when I was 10 years old. I still have some of it....18 years later! Good times.

Bethany said...

Don't you love a good buy? I did that with kitchen stuff. I think I started buying kitchen stuff when I was 10 years old. I still have some of it....18 years later! Good times.

Bethany said...

Don't you love a good buy? I did that with kitchen stuff. I think I started buying kitchen stuff when I was 10 years old. I still have some of it....18 years later! Good times.

The Bowerman Blog said...

Wow! What a sweet story. For that long you have had that shirt. HOw amazing. You do have such a special family!

Alisha said...

I love the story about the shirt. It is so neat to pause sometimes and think about your past and see how far you have come. You guys are such a great family. Jordan will love hearing the story of the shirt when she grows up. You will have to save it for her as a symbol of the hopes and wishes you had for her.

Trey and Bri Maharrey said...

What a great post. You have really been putting out some good ones lately ;) I have been a little behind on the commenting end. What a great story and I think that is so cool that you had that thought so many years ago to buy that shirt! It's funny that something so small as a shirt could represent something far greater. Makes me a little teary!!!
Bri

Brooke said...

Love this story! You always have the neatest things to write about.

Jason said...

Thanks for sharing this. Cool story.