Dear dryer sheet,


Dear dryer sheet,

I am sorry.

So very sorry.

All these years, in an effort to save money, I have ignored you. 

I have walked past you in the store aisle without hesitation.

I never once slowed down to give you even a second glance.

I would see you out of the corner of my eye & I would pretend you didn’t exist. I knew I could live without you, so that’s exactly what I did. 

For all of that, I am sorry

I am sorry that it took a box of you coming home from my college son’s apartment to bring us together. 

I had no idea the joy you would add to my life.  

I had no way of knowing that I would instantly feel like a better wife, mother, and   homemaker just by the fresh  smell you gave off. 

I didn’t understand the softness you would bring to my towels & my sheets & my clothes & my heart. 

Yes, my heart

I am more pleasant doing laundry with you around. 

I am more at peace & more joyful doing even a mundane task that I literally do every single day of the year. 

You make laundry bearable

I’m sorry I resisted your cute commercials & I’m sorry I ignored your coupons. I knew they were there...I just chose to look the other way. 

I am thankful for the relationship we have today. I am thankful for second chances. I promise to value your place in my laundry process  & I vow to never let a day go by without appreciating your effectiveness & worth. 

Thank you for not giving me any static over how long it took me to come to you. 

I am forever grateful. 

And so there is that…

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married mother of 5. lover of hot chocolate, books, and all things vintage. country girl with a city girl heart.

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