Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Do you remember that very special first gift that you picked out for your mom or dad with no one's help? That it was your very own idea? I remember one Mother's Day I was determined to get my Mom a flower. My Dad tried to get me to get her something else, but I knew I wanted to get her a flower. I was in first or second grade. The night before Mother's Day, my Dad took me to the store and let me get her a flower. I don't even know if she remembers that year, but I will always remember how I was able to get her what I thought she would love, and I was so proud of that flower.
This year, Caleb had an idea for my Mother's Day gift. After Kidquest one night, Kerry calls me on their way home and suggests I give them a list. I expain that it didn't matter what Caleb got me. I would treasure the fact that it came from his heart. Kerry went on to say I really needed to make a list. I started envisioning some really random idea. Later, he told me that Caleb wanted to get me a purse. At bedtime, Caleb asked me what I wanted. I gave him a few ideas and then he said he already knew what I needed. So, when Kerry and Caleb headed out to shop, I mentioned to Kerry that if a purse was the gift, to encourage a small one that would fit in the diaper bag. And guess what I got? A purse! Caleb picked it out all by himself and it is small enough to fit in the diaper bag. I will probably keep this purse for years to come as a reminder of Caleb's love for me and what he thought was the best gift for me at that time. He does have good taste!