Friday, November 7, 2008
The Very Best Christmas Present I ever Received
Sometimes the greatest gift you can give someone is the gift of time. A very, very special woman in my life realized this one time and that is exactly what she gave me for Christmas. Betty was a Coast guard wife with 3 children. Her heart is as big as the universe. This particular Christmas was especially difficult for me. I had 5 children, the youngest not yet one and my special angel was not quite 3 and not walking yet. The other three were in school at least part of the day and "Angel" had a special needs class that she attended 3 days one week and 2 days the next. I attended all but one day of week of the classes/therapy. And it wasn't easy to get out with the kids at this time. With 2 under 3 that did not walk, it wasn't exactly easy to carry them around, getting them in and out of the car, etc. Life was not exactly easy but I tried hard not to let others see or know that. Betty, however, was a very perceptive person and she saw between the wrinkles on my face! Here gift to me was to take my youngest son and "Angel" one day a month until all the children came home from school so that I could do whatever I wanted to do. That gift, although it was short lived (her Coast Guard hubby was transfered in April) was the BEST gift I have ever received. The gift of time. Can you think of someone in your life who needs a gift of YOUR time? Sometimes something that seems so very small to us turns out to be one of the most important events to another.
100 Days of Christmas - not quite on topic but meant something to me today. :)