Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Charmed by Charmin!
The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
Mother's Day sure was different this year, wasn't it? Ordinarily, my husband, Danny, and I would travel down to my mother's house for the entire weekend, bearing lots of gifts, and preparing special meals for her during our stay. But current circumstances make that impossible.
Yes, we did order Mom some special treats online, which she received and loved; that's all well and good. And since we don't want her going anywhere she doesn't need to, especially to the grocery store, my brother, Bill, has set up an Instacart account for her. She gives him a list each week of the items she needs, he places the order, and these are delivered right to her doorstep.
Mom has, for the most part, gotten everything she's requested. With one exception, and I'll bet you all can guess what that is: toilet paper!
Ahh! The soft, heavenly commode-ity we've taken for granted for countless years has suddenly come to be more precious to us than thousands of pieces of silver and gold. And at this point, I think many of us would be willing to pay ten times as much for it than it's worth, just to make sure we have a ready supply.
Danny attempts to locate toilet paper online so we can have it shipped directly to Mom. Site after site after site comes up empty, but he perseveres. Hooray! Finally, he discovers one site where he can pre-order the paper, and the company will not charge him until it is in stock and shipped. Sounds like a fair deal.
But after weeks of waiting, with Mom running a tad low on this necessity, Danny cancels this order and starts a fresh search. Bingo! This time, he hits pay dirt!
Twenty-four glorious rolls are winging their way to Mom's doorstep. We are elated, of course, but even more so when we discover the day of their promised arrival: Mother's Day! Can you believe that??? What marvelous timing that is!
Who, in their wildest imagination, would have ever dreamed that a gift of toilet paper for Mother's Day would be the perfect one? Ten times better than flowers, candy or cards. And oh, so practical!
As for Mom, she is absolutely charmed by the Charmin.
And we are so thankful to God that we still have a mother we can treat as queen for a day, every single day.
at May 12, 2020
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