Each November, I sit down to write about gift-giving. I try to allay your fears that you cannot afford to spend enough to make your loved ones feel really loved. Or worse, that you will spend so much trying to fulfill their every wish that you will far exceed the amount your budget can bear. So this year, rather than telling you that there is more to the holidays than being a smart shopper, I’d like to show you.
Over the years, I have received many holiday gifts from my family. But each one has given me one special gift that stands out. Allison, my oldest, gave me five letters one year. The envelopes read: “Open when you need…Some Lovin’, Some Happy, Some Inspiration, Some Wisdom.” The letters within take my breath away each and every time I read them.
My youngest recently gave me a deck of cards hole-punched and kept together with two metal rings. The cover card reads: “52 Reasons Why I Love You!” I could barely get through the deck. Continue reading