I can honestly say that I'm better mother because I have these women in my life. They always have the answer I need even if it isn't the answer I want :)
Amy is a BrrrBaby and one of my dearest friends. I've never 'met' her. (boo)
Our lives seem to parallel on many levels. She married her husband, Matt, on the same day/year that I married Nick. Her son Jack was born the day before Bennet. Her daughter Charlotte was born a month before Scout. Her youngest, Cecily, was born this past September.
Amy is one of the most talented 'Martha's' I know. She cooks, she scraps, she crafts, she sews. There doesn't seem to be anything that she can't do. Except perhaps eat a black jelly bean or have a tall glass of milk. :) Add her blog to your reader- you won't be disappointed. Positively Splendid.
When a package arrived in the mail with a return address in Arkansas I knew that I was in for a treat. But when I opened the box and saw what was inside I literally gasped and put my hand to my heart. I fought back happy tears. It was a rare occasion- I was speechless. Just look at what she made. Wow right?
Of course this outfit will be preserved and added to Ellie's hope chest. I love that Ellie has something that was made just for her. Not a hand-me-down from her older sisters. I love that she looks absolutely adorable in it. I love that I found matching scrapbook paper :) But what I love most is the fact that I could feel the love Amy put into it as I put it on Ellie today.
Never underestimate the power or strength of online friendships. Or friendships in general for that matter. I hope to meet Amy in person someday and give her a hug for giving me more than she knows.