For those of my fans…..I think there are two of you….who have been following the saga of the heritage albums that were being created as Christmas gifts for my in-laws….our tale continues…
When we last heard from our heroine, it was the 11th hour and the albums were still not finished. On the 23rd, I was up until 2 am and the same for Christmas Eve, or should I say Christmas Day? They were finally complete at 10 am Christmas morning. Once again I said to my husband as I wrapped his family’s gifts….”Do you really think they will like them?” “Yes dear, I think they will love them!”
Later Christmas Day, after dinner was eaten, tables were cleared, left overs were divvied up…it was time for exchanging gifts. Perhaps it was the turkey/ham/tamale high that led to the assorted “oooh’s and ahhh’s” as each gift was opened. This year, someone had the grand idea to switch the tradition from going from youngest to oldest, leaving Sam to wait, surprisingly patiently, for his turn to open his gifts.
When all the gifts were opened, some of us were contemplating tackling the dirty dishes before Round Two….dessert….I said, “Oops! I forgot two gifts.” I brought out two huge, brightly wrapped boxes and placed them in front of their recipients. I also grabbed the tissue box from the kitchen.
Before long, the tears were falling and the “ooh’s” were quite sincere. When I was asked how I found this invitation or that photo, I just smiled. “It’s a secret,” I said. They had a different answer…”You’re awesome! This is the best gift I have ever received!”