Thursday, January 04, 2007

Why I call her Sweetling

In November, we (meaning the Jedi and Sweetling with no real involvement from me) cleaned and reorganized Sweetling's room. We (Jedi and Sweetling, not me) thinned out quite a few of her toys in the process.

(For the record, I wasn't even in town. I had gone on a women's retreat held at Clifty Falls. Technically, I wasn't even in the same state. I came back from my weekend and not only had Sweetling's room been totally cleaned and organized, but so had the downstairs rec room, the shelves in the living room, the laundry room, our master bedroom...pretty much the whole house was amazingly decluttered, clean, and neat. Other women came back to find their husbands and children had destroyed all order in the kitchens and left laundry and dishes everywhere. So....who's the messy one in our family, hmmmm?)

Sweetling decided that she didn't really use her doll house anymore and was trying to think of someone to give it to. In the church bulletin, there had been a notice about collected for holiday food baskets. I (yes, i really did get involved at this point) suggested that we could call the secretary/office manager at church and ask her if she knew of a family in need that would appreciate the doll house. Sweetling agreed.

Sweetling helped me wrap the furniture and put a large bow on the dollhouse. The Jedi took it to church. Here was the email the secretary sent to us today:

Just wanted to let you know that the doll house went to a single mom that didn’t know how she was going to buy something for her daughter for Christmas. She started crying when I took the house and furniture back to her.

God provides!

Be blessed through your blessing of others.

I called Sweetling in to share the email with her. I'm so, so proud of her.


Impossible Mom said...


Doll houses unnerve me ;) Hence the buffy episode I ran.

The Maven said...

That's so awesome!

Funny story: I had the exact same house for Intrepid years ago and we "sold" it to a single mom and her daughter for $5. Her daughter really enjoyed it, apparently.

It was so much better than watching Intrepid use it as a Pokemon stadium. My failed attempt at breaking down the gender stereotypes *sigh*

lushgurl said...

Like the Grinch, my heart has just grown three sizes... It is SO true that to give is better than to receive. Thanks for reminding me just how many decent people are still in the world!