I had actually taken that day off of work…I didn’t have any plans…but life was crazy and I thought it was a good excuse to take a day for myself.
AND- I did CLEARLY announce this on facebook…but apparently not EVERYONE’S life revolves around my status updates (gasp!)…and my friend Sarah did NOT get the memo.
So I was on my way to have lunch w/Kris and Renee’…when I get a text from Sarah saying something about me not being at work and ruining her surprise! So, after lunch I was actually going to go test drive some cars and see if a miracle would happen (it didn’t, obviously) but I told her I would swing by her office to get the surprise.
She’s was kinda sad and disappointed that the full effect was lost…but she was a good sport anyways!
Here’s what happened….Sarah went and got me a big bouquet of balloons (funny random ones- Sesame Street, pink flamingo, etc.) and dressed up in pig tails and a cowboy hat and came skipping and bouncing into my office to surprise me!!
Well, when she asked for me, the receptionist told her I wasn’t there- but CLEARLY seemed thrown off by the whole thing! She asked Sarah (very slowly and unsure of her words) “Are you a delivery person…or…a…friend…of…Jenn’s….?” Basically- that translates to: “So are you actually PAID to dress up and do this…or are you just completely insane???”
Poor Sarah…I ruined her moment cause I wasn’t there! But when I got to her office, she did at least put the hat back on and let me take her picture!
AND- two of the balloons are still living!!! (ok, FLOATING to you technical people) Isn't that insane?? It's been like 6 weeks or something, and they're still brightening up my house! aaahhhh...
AND- I would like to take this moment to ALSO say that not only do I dearly love this crazy girl- but I'm SO incredibly proud and in awe of her!!! She just started being a foster mom!! I have so much respect for foster parents- because it's something I know I could never handle. But God is totally using Sarah to help show His love and unchanging character to these precious kids. For goodness sakes, who WOULDN'T want to go live in Sarah's world, even if just for a minute???
Now favorite moment number two will come a little later. It actually involves a background story…and a link to a new blog being started…stay tuned!