Wow...here's the situation. We have been very tight on money recently, and I have money allocated to get my kids new fall clothes (obviously a necessity, at ages 5 yrs. and 6 months), but not for myself. I am in an awkward post-pregnancy phase, but was just going to have to make my regular clothes work the best I could until I finish losing the weight.
My neighbor just showed up at my front door with three bags of clothes and shoes....all in my size. They are from her mother. Her mother is dying of Alzheimer's and is so far gone that she doesn't wear her clothes any more, just gowns. So her daughter is clearing out some of her things. It is crazy....she wears a size 10/12, as do I, and a 7 1/2 shoe, as do I. (What are the odds??) And the stuff is all beautiful, high-quality, and young-looking...not old-lady stuff at all.
I really, really need the things. I am in need of new shoes but there is just not really money for them right now. And here are nine pairs of beautiful shoes in my size. There is a beautiful, long, lined winter coat that fits me. There are pajamas and skirts and capris. The daughter really wanted me to have the things, so I took them and thanked her profusely. I really am incredibly grateful.
But as I sit here looking at all this stuff, I just feel so strange about it. I feel like I'm profiting off someone's misfortune. This beautiful lady whom we have gotten to know and have watched go downhill so quickly will be passing soon....can I do this? can I really wear her clothes??
Sorry, just had to share. I guess there's not much to say. I'm just really feeling so mixed about this right now.