An Early Birthday Surprise

So my friend Chrissy is arguably more excited about my birthday (Saturday) than I am. Yesterday morning she brought some jelly beans to one of my classes with a little “Happy Birthday week!” Whether you believe it’s someone’s aura or vibe or whatever, Ms. Chrissy is rockin’ a pretty sweet one. To know her is to love her because she reeks of sweetness and love. If I could change one thing about myself it would be to do more randomly nice things. I have friends like Chrissy who remember that I told them 4 months ago that I like purple eyeshadow (as an example) and next time they see purple eyeshadow they buy it for me. I cry nearly every time I receive one of these well thought out gifts, no matter the actual cost-or lack thereof.

Chrissy is far left here.

So a few weeks ago I got an email telling me about the partnership between charity: water and TOMS (two of my favs, if you’ve been here for awhile). There were 2 pairs of shoes that some of the proceeds would be going to building freshwater wells AND still delivering that “One for One” promise. But there was one pair, it had a map of one of my favorite continents. I wanted them, really badly.

But we’re in the middle of an adoption which means I wouldn’t even be able to sneeze if it cost money. Truly. So I kind of mourned these awesome pair of shoes that would surely be gone by the time we could afford it.

And then at my last class last night Chrissy walks in with a huge box. And inside?

As emotional as I am lately (and always) of course I cried. What a sweet, sweet gift. And really? It was just too much, which is what I love about Chrissy, she is too much in every great way.

Oh and there’s this little favorite part too. Where we’ll be heading 3 weeks from today!!!

And another really cool part is the inside of these. Check out the jerry cans.

Going to try to be a little more like my Chrissy every day and you probably should too. 🙂

6 thoughts on “An Early Birthday Surprise

  1. Aw man, I immediately went to order these new TOMS (because who doesn't need ANOTHER pair of TOMS right?), but they are all sold out! Huge bummer! Lucky you and your super cool feet for having such a great friend!Leah Ann

  2. I really like those shoes too! I went and found em and yep, nada, zilch, nothing 😦 WHat size did you get in men's too btw? Im sure Ill just see ya around camp and maybe I can scope em out 😉

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