I have the best kids in the Universe...
Yesterday, I planned a little trip to Whitecourt, a small town about 45 minutes away. There's a great store there called Theodore's Den...full to the brim with gorgeous treasures for home decor.
I called my daughter, who lives 4 blocks away from me, to see if she needed me to pick up anything for her while I was there. I told her my plans for the day, let her know that she could call me on my cell if there was anything she wanted me to get for her while I was there.
When I arrived at the store, I walked inside and was greeted by the owner, Jean Guy. He walked over to me and said, "You have a $150 shopping spree here today!"
"What are you talking about?" I asked him.
"Seriously, you really have a shopping spree here today...$150!" he replied. "Happy Mother's Day from your son and your daughter!"
I was so surprised...what a lovely treat for me! Theodore's Den is the kind of place where I will shop for a gift for a friend often, but I'll rarely look for luscious things for myself. This was the perfect present for me!
My daughter and my son are 2 of the most loving people I know. It's a true pleasure to have them as my children...I love them so much and they are amazing human beings. This has been a fantastic Mother's Day for me, and it's not about the gift my kids gave me, it's about the message and the thoughts behind the gift. They cared enough to spend some time figuring out the best way to wish me a Happy Mother's Day.
They succeeded 100%!
"Grown don't mean nothing to a mother.
A child is a child.
They get bigger, older, but grown.
In my heart it don't mean a thing."
~ Toni Morrison