I can remember every major holiday walking downstairs and a card or a gift would be waiting for me and my siblings. My mom is one of those moms that LOVES to go all out with decorating the house, making elaborate centerpieces, giving sweet gifts and putting thought into making special memories. I can remember my dad making little scavenger hunts with rhyming clues for us to find our “treasures”. Crazy awesome right???
When I married Matt I soon realized that his mom was just the same. She LOVES to decorate, loves to make lasting memories, and loves to make holidays special.
Both sets of parents continually amaze me. Some days I cannot even think through what I’m supposed to do the next day…yet both sets of parents somehow have the forethought to think of our kids, buy them cards and gifts and get them in the mail in more than enough time for the special day! I can only hope that maybe one day I’ll become as organized as they are!
To say I am thankful would be an understatement. So, Mom and Mama…if you’re reading this…thank you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And I love you both. I love that you have done those things for me and I love it even more that you continue to do those things for my kids as well.
Clearly my love for holidays and my hope in making them just as special for my kids as they’ve always been for me has been impacted by these two women. I too now love to pay attention to the details and to make every effort to see their little eyes light up knowing that they are treasured beyond measure. I love to see them play together and giggle with one another. I love to see them open one another’s packages and help when a toy doesn’t work right. I love to see them sharing their treats and giving one another bites of their donuts…even though they have the same exact one. I love to watch their little fingers and their little toes wiggle with delight as they open their gifts and enjoy their presents.
I don’t deserve this precious family. I was never promised these little ones and not a single day goes by that it doesn’t cross my mind that we were told we would never have any children. I pray my life would be spent, exhausted if need be, in loving them to the fullest.
Happy Valentine’s Day!