the night Christine and I moved into our studio was the same night she unloaded the vintage estate she had just purchased. She acquired an INSANE estate, full of literally thousands of vintage dresses, shoes, accessories, etc. Josh and I helped unload the giant U-Haul truck, and we all were just taking huge armloads of dresses and piling them up. Among the probably 500 gorgeous dresses I moved, there was one that stuck out-it had the coolest print I'd ever seen! I think I said something to Christine about wanting to purchase it from her, but in the midst of all the craziness, it was forgotten. She posted a picture of it on Facebook the other day, saying it was about to be listed in her shop. When I told her how much I wanted that dress, she very sweetly offered to give me a friend/studio mate price. Well, let me tell you that it is HARD for me to buy things for myself. Growing up, I always thought my mom was crazy for always buying her kids things and never anything for herself, but I get it. Even before having Jacob, I put myself last, and I am truly glad to do it because I want things for my home, my family, and my friends. While I enjoy a new-to-me dress here and there, I much more enjoy giving others things I know they'll love.
Anyway! I saw that Christine sold the dress to someone else, and I was really bummed out. REALLY, really bummed. Josh even asked me about the dress that night, and I sadly told him it had sold. Long story short, Josh told me he had ordered me something from Japan, and that he didn't know when it would get here, so keep an eye out for the mail. I had no idea what it could possibly be, but I was checking that mailbox everyday! He came home from work one day, and handed me a paper bag, saying "Your Japan present came." Inside was the best dress I ever saw!! He and Christine had schemed up to get me that dress! She reserved it under a fake name for Josh, and he told me it was from Japan because he didn't know when he'd have time to go pick it up from Christine. Of course, I cried, and told Josh over and over that he didn't have to do that and he just very sweetly smiled and gave me a kiss.
(christine even threw in a pair of Saltwater sandals, or as Josh calls them, my saltwater taffies!)
I hope this doesn't sound like a bragging-about-my-new-dress post, I just was so touched that Josh took note of how much I liked that dress that he went out of his way for me, and that Christine could be so sweet. It is such an incredibly loving gesture I will not forget.
So thank you, Josh and Christine. You both made this momma feel very loved and special.