We were invited over to our friends house for dinner this evening. She asked me to bring a dessert - I'm making a strawberry trifle. I had everything all cut and prepared and ready to assemble when I realized I didn't have a great serving bowl. I wanted a glass one so you could see the pretty layers on the side, but all the glass bowls I had were either too big or too small.
I remembered a deep, dark section of my pantry where we had a few wedding gifts stored that we had never opened. I mean, the wrapping paper is off from when we got married 8 years ago, but technically the boxes have never been opened. Things like leaded crystal appetizer platters and a wooden salad bowl holder with a glass salad bowl. Wait! A glass salad bowl! I grabbed that box and the bowl looked to be the perfect size.
Marc was there in the kitchen with me and said "Hey! We're actually going to put a wedding gift to use!" as I was opening up the box (having to cut the tape) a silver-embossed wedding card fell out. "Ohh" I said "Look! There is even a card still stuck inside so we can see who to mentally thank for the perfect sized glass bowl".
Inside it read: "Congratulations Mary and Ryan! God bless you! Love, the Maybeys"
Marc said it best: "Awwwwwww snap! We've been re-gifted!"
And the funny thing is, we don't even know who Mary and Ryan are! But thanks to them we've got the perfect sized glass bowl for our perfect strawberry dessert!