Today? Three of my friends gave me this:
I'M NOT KIDDING.
I have wanted a Kitchenaid mixer for like...ever. I had seriously just told some friends yesterday that I was going to set aside a little money every month until I could afford one. YESTERDAY.
My friends had apparently had the same idea and had been saving little bits of money every single month for a year. So they could give me this.
As I unpacked the box? I kept saying over and over, "I cannot believe I own this. I cannot believe this beautiful thing is mine." Someday it will be my daughter's. I cannot believe it.
The most amazing gift, though, is that three women, who didn't even know I existed in the world three years ago, would love me so much that they would give me such an amazing gift. That they would give me their friendship and love every day of my life. Even when I don't deserve it. Even when I'm sure I drive them crazy.
I don't deserve it. I don't deserve them.
But I am so thankful. For them. For their friendship.
And I am so making them cookies.