With Easter coming (yes, I go home tomorrow... PTL) I have to make sure I am looking my best. I have always loved the tradition of getting bright new easter clothes and wearing them to church. People always look good at church, but on Easter Sunday it's like BAM. I mean everyone is looking extra good and I love it. I also, of course, love Easter because Christ is risen from the grave after he gave his life for us. I am thankful for that, but today I have a story that has more to do with the Easter wardrobe.
Normally, my Janjan and Mom take my brother and me shopping and we pick out what we are going to wear on Easter. With me living in Texas and my brother living in Arkansas and us having opposite spring breaks, this was harder. They said they ordered my outfit, but I could just see it when I get home. They know me so well, obviously, and they know what I look best in. Needless to say, I am excited to see what I will be wearing. All they said was that I needed to bring home a certain suit.
Okay I can do that, right?
TCU has this really cool service where they do your laundry for you. Every college kids dream... I know. Unfortunately, my parents didn't really go for this, but they did decided I needed to get the Dry Cleaning service that TCU offers. Oh what a blessing it is... Ironing looks way to complicated. I talked to my mom on Sunday and she said that I should get my suit done so it will look good. Great! They pick up at our dorms on Monday's and delivers on Wednesday's. Perfect timing! I have always been a little hesitant of the service because I am always scared I will not get my things back. I don't use it a lot for this reason. I am not sure why I am scared of this. I have never been given a reason to be scared, but I guess it's just something about letting others have my clothes. Since I don't use the service very much, I decided to send a lot of things since I was using it. I sent all my suits, a couple of button downs, and some pants. All is good, right?
Well this morning I started to worry what would happen if for some strange reason they lost my things or didn't get it done on time. I put it out of my head. "Nothing will go wrong," I told myself.
Normally, when I get back to my dorm in the afternoon my laundry is there. I get back and go the front desk, where they usually drop it off and nothing. NOTHING. No things hanging. No bags. No nothing.
Needless to say, I panicked. What was I going to do if I had nothing to wear on Easter. I sent everything.
Sidenote: Of course I had to use the restroom really badly. And of course I ignored this because I was worried about where my clothes were.
I run to my room and pull out my computer because they are usually good about e-mailing. I look and I have a couple of e-mails. One of them saying I needed to come to the truck to pick up by 4:30, if my dorm isn't on the route.
4:28: Me taking out loud to myself, "I haven't used this since first seamster. Is Brachman still on the route? I don't know. I will log into my account and see.
**keep in mind my Blatter is about to burst. At this point I am talking to myself and jumping up and down.
I then go to my account. I got to the tab that called, "Find my laundry." The screen reads, "No Recent Activity."
Jumping up and down, talking to myself still:
"WHAT. NO ACTIVITY. THIS IS ALL WRONG. WHERE IS MY LAUNDRY? OBVIOUSLY NOT HERE. I will find a number to call.
The first number I find is a number to give positive feedback. *probably about to cry from the pain I am in*
I find a second number and the phone started ringing. They put me on hold and ironically the song "Happy" is playing as I wait.
Someone then answers the phone and is so nice. I was not expecting that at.
Long story short my laundry had just not arrived yet, but it would be at my dorm by 6:00. Also, in case you were worried, after I got off the phone with the nice lady, I ran to the bathroom and relieved myself. Looking back, I am not sure why I didn't just go earlier, but it made the moment so much funnier.
I am just thankful for this service and how they run there business. It is honestly so refreshing. It made my day because in this moment of worry, I was calmed by this sweet women. She immediately knew who I was and she understood my situation. She was kind. That is all we need in the world. Kindness.
She reminded me of how God works in us when we are worried or stressed. He is kind and he is calm. Between my Blatter and trying to find a way to find my laundry, I didn't really take the time to express my worry to God, but that is something to always remember.
I am thankful for my fresh and clean laundry. Those who take the choice to be kind and the reminder than God is here. He is kind and he is the calm we should seek in the middle of a storm. I wouldn't really call this a storm, but you know what I mean.
Keep this is mind as you head into Easter and also remember that these coming days are something we should be extra thankful for! And yes, my outfit for easter Sunday will remain in tact. I hope this made you laugh as much as I did!
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A recent graduate from Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!