College Survival Kit


Last weekend I headed out to a party for one of my favorite people. J means a lot to me. Her mom (T), a long time bestie, past roommate, maid of honor and Goddess' Godmother gave me one of the best days of my life. I watched J come into the world and I will never forget it.

I got the call from her dad that mom was in labor and would be heading to the hospital. It was 5:30ish in the morning and I tried to go back to sleep but got sympathy pains. I  guess it is a best friend thing.

I went online, grabbed directions to the hospital. Walked into the room where J's mom was and told them I was her sister. Mom was in full labor ready for pain meds.  The doctor and nurses came in and told  T she would be pushing. I figured  they would send me out of the room at any time. NOPE...the doctor called me to T's feet area where she showed me the top of J's head. I was right next to the doctor when J came into the world. I even got to help her take her first breath as we rubbed her to make her cry due to a wrapped cord. The home movie is me touching her on the heating lamp table while the nurse cleans her off. I am telling the nurse she has the best job! I loved J from before she was born and that day goes down as one of the very best days of my life.

J is heading to college and I wanted to give her money but more than that, I wanted to give her something fun. I headed to Pinterest and found some ideas for a College Survival Basket. Who wouldn't love this? It was so much fun to put together.

I even put a mini photo album in there with $5 bills on each page. I figured it would be easier for her to go through a big bill but if she took a $5 every day she would have it for two weeks.







I got the print out from Thirty Hand Made Days

The basket is in Misty Blue and can be found here

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