It’s a Thursday afternoon when my phone rings. Who could it be???
None other than our Irish mum, Jillian! Surprised to be receiving a call from her at that time, I answered the phone to see what this was all about.
“Heya are ye at your dorm?,” she asked.
“Hey Jillian! Yes I am,” I replied back.
She then proceeded to ask that I come downstairs because she has something for both me and DaLacy.
Excited, I threw on my raincoat, because you never know when a torrential downpour may occur, and ran down the stairs of the dorms to her car.
At first glance, I could see her laughing at me for wearing my raincoat. When I approached her window, she yelled “Happy America Day!” and shoved a whole bunch of goodies (as pictured) into my arms. I couldn’t help but have the biggest kid smile on my face and thanked her so much for the splendid surprise. I asked her how we got so lucky for these sweets and she went on to tell me the story (haha oh how the Irish love stories). She was in Tesco (a common grocery store) and she noticed a new aisle full of “American” goods. So she grabbed a few things to make us feel a little bit closer to home. How thoughtful was that! We are very lucky out here in Waterford to have so many people surrounding us that go above and beyond to make sure we are happy and cared for. Thank you so much Jillian. It’s things like this that create the sweetest memories.