Over the years, my husband has given me firs, diamonds, and gold; new coats, rings, and computer stuff. All desires of my heart and wonderful gifts. But this year, he gave me the sweetest gift ever.
If you’ve read my other blogs, you know this is my first Christmas without my mom. I’ve been very sad. Missed the shopping I did for her and preparing her bag of presents. Most of all, I missed the excitement on her face as she dug through the bag to find what might be hidden in the folds of tissue paper.
This year, a butcher-block work island for the kitchen was at the top of my list. Although Dan hates getting me appliances or kitchen stuff for Christmas, it’s on order and should arrive tomorrow. But Christmas morning, he had a complete surprise for me. I’d noticed the large Christmas gift bag beside the tree, and wondered what might be in it. My guess didn’t even come close. But when he handed it to me, I saw the twinkle in his eye and I knew right away what he had done… He had prepared a bag for me… Tears filled my eyes as I dug through the tissue paper to see what I could find — a video game, red and white stripped sox, and an assortment of treats and office supplies, each wrapped in tissue paper. The presents were ordinary but the thought was more than special He did this sweet, sweet thing for me… in memory of my mom…
My heart is full of love and my eyes are … well, my vision is blurry as I write this… I didn’t know I was getting the sweetest present ever, so I didn’t take a photo of it. But it was in a bag like the one above and stuffed to the brim.