I start this challenge on my birthday each year. Hopefully a little wiser and more observant than the previous year. My first post always seems to have something to do with the gifts that are given to me from my family. I am honored to have two amazing boys, T who is 7 years old and J who is 4. They give me something to be thankful for daily and usually give me a story to share.
This year is a special year though. I was give the most perfect birthday gift early. It arrived Monday morning and didn't come in your traditional packaging.
* It didn't travel through air, water, or arrive in a delivery car.
* It didn't arrive in a box with a large black smile on it (although I do LOVE those kind of presents).
* It wasn't wrapped in fancy paper with a bow on top.
* It wasn't in a bag with crinkly paper precisely placed.
This particular gift has been waiting to arrive for 9 months. It was being perfected day by day and I grew to love it more every moment I waited and anticipated its arrival.
YES, I was blessed with an early birthday present at the hospital on February 25th. My little girl, A, has joined our family and has changed it for the better. What more could a mom ask for as a present?