Last week my mother-in-law Terre had told me she was getting a brand new washer and dryer. My washer/dryer combo was about 15+ (ish) years old. Example A: the washer.
Not only was it old, but it was tiny. And with a growing family such as ours, that meant I was doing laundry all day every day-no exaggeration needed. So I asked Terre if, when she got her new washer and dryer, she would be willing to let me have her old machines which were still newer and considerably nicer than mine. Because she’s amazeballs she said I could (yippee!).
So on Thursday she told me her new stuff would arrive Friday morning and then she was just going to have the peeps deliver her old ones to me. Yay! That sounded perfect. She was excited about her new ones, I was excited about my new(oldish) ones!
On Friday we were coming home late from the doctor/pharmacy so that by the time we got home, the truck was already there. I saw my new/old washer and dryer and was super excited. I saw Terre and my dad-in-law, Frank there too, which also excited me. So as I got to them and gave them a hug Terre said,
“Now I know you asked for my old washer and dryer and I know you would’ve been happy with those but I couldn’t give you old ones so I went ahead and got you brand new ones too.”
And then, the moving guys wheeled out beautiful, brand new, huge, glorious, terrific washer and dryer.
And I cried.
And I hugged Terre and Frank.
Terre later told me she wished someone had done this for her when she was knee deep in laundry with 4 young kids at home. So, so sweet. And actually, she got me nicer ones than she got herself. Unselfish woman, that one.
You ready to see them? My new babies? Ok. Here I am, in my sweats of course, just chillin on my most amazing babes.
Did you know there are buttons on washers and dryers? Did you know there are multiple settings to choose from? Mmmmmk I had no idea.
Truly, I pray that my kids end up with in-laws as amazing as mine. I was young enough when I married Zach that I didn’t even consider the fact that I’d be marrying his family as well and boy did I get tremendously blessed despite that naievete. It could’ve been all kinds of bad for me but it’s not. I love, love, love every.single.one.of.them. And I have no doubt in my mind they love me too.
Any idea what a relief it is to know that I have 2 moms and 2 dads, not to mention hoards of brothers and sisters? Such a relief.
Speaking of relief, these beauties are going to give me exactly that. A bigger wash load, a better dryer (I was drying each load about 3 times in the old one). This means less time, better/less energy use, and all of that means more time with my 5 babes. Which is so vitally important to me lately (and always).
So, so thankful for my mama Terre (and Papa Frank). Such generous souls. Truly. I love them so much. I love them so much I love them more than my washer and dryer-which is a pretty big deal. 🙂