Project 52 - Why I Cried Over a Gift

Well, shoot. I had a really long post written out and then I lost the post and it's late, so you're getting the cliffnotes version now, hahaha.


Long story short.... I have a habit of not keeping things.

I'm minimalist. And most of the time, that really simplifies my life and makes it fuller.

But sometimes, I sell things I shouldn't have. One of those times was when I sold my first woven wrap, which I didn't realize held sentimental value for me until months later.

 This is me wearing my youngest in that special wrap for the very first time! Somehow, I didn't learn about woven wraps till she was a toddler!

This is me wearing my youngest in that special wrap for the very first time! Somehow, I didn't learn about woven wraps till she was a toddler!

Fast forward a couple years, I see a woman wearing a carrier made out of that VERY wrap (It's a Didymos Lisca WCMT, in case you're wondering) in the PX here in Hawaii. Same weave and same color! It's not something I see often. So, I take to Facebook to track her down because I'd like to photograph her family. MONTHS later, I find her, and find out she's ALSO a photographer! And that she's pregnant!

Soooo, we clicked and she ends up being one of the sweetest people I've ever met and I have the honor of photographing her birth. (She's the INCREDIBLE BEAUTIFUL MOM TO JACOB, seen here!)

Today, she messages me and asks if she can drop off a thank you gift she got me. Like, oh my gosh. Photographing her birth was a gift in itself! I was so privileged to be there.

So, I open up the gift bag, and among some other thoughtful items, is THIS.

The wrap I'm in love with in a DOLL CARRIER FOR MY GIRLS. I cried, you guys. It's probably the most thoughtful gift I've ever received. The carrier that held SO much sentimental value for me, in a size my girls can wear and use for years and years. 


Have you ever cried over a gift? What was it? Let me know in the comments! 

And then go visit my friend Jamie and see how her week went!

P.S. Thank you SO so much for your thoughtful gift and your friendship, Stephanie!