People who used their skills...
- writing... who can resist Ruth's beauties!?
- handmade cards and more cards
- quilted, crotcheted,sewn, tied and knitted blankets
- personalized cuties
- crotcheted/knitted hats and booties
- home cooked meals or treats - enchiladas, a roast with all of the fixin's and cinnamon rolls found a new home in our bellies
- jazzed up diaper wipe case (love to see Josh using it!) and I feel like going to prom when I use it, thanks Leah
- cleaning the house - I'm not a housekeeper so this one is the best!
- forms of communication - the occasional text, call, or email saying 'i'm here' or 'this is something that will cheer you up!'
- delivering food or snacks - tacos (on multiple occasions) arrived along with a mini laundry basket of snacks and even Cold Stone ice cream
- care packages and cards - boxes of random goodies, requested and little surprises were sent while we were away from home
- loaner DVD's to have a little time to escape
- pamper yourself items - lotions (the deep down good stuff to help with our dry hands due to sanitizing every four seconds), slippers, stress relieving body wash (the spearment eucalyptus is to die for!)
- stopping by for a visit - when being quarentined from the world visitors have been the best gift ever, some even drove/flew hundreds of miles to see us!
- collecting mail
For instance, most folks offer to watch Eli so Josh and I can go to dinner or a movie. I can see how this would be useful to a couple who are new parents and have not made time for each other. Josh and I had a different introduction to parenthood, we spent 5 and a half months together 24/7, and when I say 24/7 I mean the only 'alone time' I had was in the bathroom. Now I realize why men take 3 hours in there in the morning! Sure they could watch Eli but we would be taking our own vehicle and eating at different places! I will keep in mind for other folks who have a more traditional initiation into parenthood though.