Handmedowns and useful gifts

I absolutely love clothes! The fact that my closet is busting at the seams and that I have started sneaking things into my hubbies closet is proof of this fact.

While I was packing to head to a horse show to work I was throwing in my favorite blazer and slacks and it got me to thinking.

Yes my blazer and slacks that I put in my suitcase are pretty awesome but the best part about them is the fact that I got all but one of the pairs of slacks from friends.

My blazer was a birthday gift from one of my best friends. We have shown together and although we live states away and we don’t get to talk all the time when we do it’s like no time has passed at all. She got me my blazer before I had any scribing jobs because she said she just new that I was going to get a bunch of jobs and that she believed in me. Well fast forward to now she was right. I have not only had a handful of scribing jobs during a time when it’s not that easy to get a job, I even wore it to Judge a show in. Not only do I feel fabulous in it because it’s such a fun blazer, everytime I put it on it’s like getting a hug from her and I hear her saying you got this and I am so proud of you.

The slacks were given to me by one of my dearest friends. I had mentioned that I needed to get some more slacks. Just by chance she had some that she had been meaning to clear out of her closet and hadn’t gotten around to moving yet and they happend to fit me! I feel the same way when I wear them as I do about the blazer. Not only are they nice slacks they give me the extra confidence that I have a friend that believes in me chasing my crazy dreams.

I have been so blessed to have been given gifts and handmedowns that I can use and each one is something that I treasure. When I use it, it feels like that person is there showing their support.

Being a ranch wife means that we are busy a lot of the time and I don’t get to see friends on a regular baises and sometimes I’m really bad at answering text and facebook messages but I feel pretty connected to my friends through the things that they have left with me.

My closet might be bursting at the seams but I’m ok with that so is my heart.

One thought on “Handmedowns and useful gifts

  1. I come from a family of 14. Hand me downs are a special gift. I too, have a closet full and each one means something special to me. Memories made and memories to be made. Can’t thank friends and family enough for sharing with me. I too share. What goes around comes around.


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