I love going through my closet and getting rid of clothes that I haven't worn in the past year or just isn't "me" anymore. I do this on a regular basis. Not because I like to shop, but because I love hand-me-downs.
My stepmother and my little sis loves to shop for clothes. They are always going through their closets to give away the clothes they no longer want. I love it when they bring in a big bag of clothes and lets us all rummage through it. I think it's funny when they pull out a shirt and you hear "mine!" coming from three different mouths. It's kind of like a scene from Finding Nemo and the birds all yelling, "Mine?, Mine?, Mine?". Sometimes, I wish I could be a fly on the wall and watch us...but then the fly doesn't get any clothes!
About a week ago a friend of mine met me and handed off two nice size boxes of baby girl clothes. I was extremely happy! It was like Christmas for me. I went through and "oohed and aahhed" over every little outfit. I was so happy to know that she had clothes. I am thrilled when my children receive hand-me-downs. I wish I could find someone a little bigger than my little buddy.
I am thankful for the people that give me and my children hand-me-downs. They may not be brand new, but they are new to us. So thank you to all who share with my family. For us the hand-me-downs are not just clothes, this includes furniture too. The table we eat at was Mr.'s grandfather's table. My couch and recliner are hand-me-downs too! I am grateful for anything that helps my family out.