Yesterday, the kids and I were just getting back from a walk and Ben got the mail. He was so surprised at how much mail was in there. I didn't even look up because I was thinking all of it was junk mail or advertisements or mail for William Wallace. . .
I finally looked up and Ben had a giant stack of letters! Any college kid or missionaries dream come true! Like a little kid, I ran up to Ben and tackled him down on the ground and made him wince like a girl until he released them all to me! Okay, that's not how it happened, but that's what I felt like doing.
I acted like any adult would and counted and sorted and took pictures of my cards! I also vowed I would not open them until my birthday.
Yay! Something to open on the day that's really not my birthday and who knows if I am really 33, I think I am only 25 which means I got married when I was 17 which wouldn't make me legal, and I would have been 14 when CJ was born. . . okay, so maybe I'm like 26.
Today, my own kids brought me cards they had made, flowers they had picked for me. Inside CJ's card were these sayings. . .
I hope you never die. Me too!
Thanks for being my Mom. Anytime!
I hope no one else wants me. They better not! You're mine!
Thanks for helping me with homework. Really? didn't I make you cry last night?
You are the best Mom I have ever had. This really means ALOT to me!
I love you. Right back at you.
I hope you have a very nice day, Oh, I will, thanks to you!
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I've opened the cards and loved all of the cards! I got this one from a Kameron??? Good thing he put "(future brother in law)" by his name. Now I know who he is.
The kid cards were amazing and made me flashback to my teaching years when my students made me homemade cards. Loved that!
I feel like I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and dog gone it, people like me!
Thank you, thank you, thank you SO much everyone! I feel loved.