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.