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Tell me about one the most thoughtful Christmas (or any birthday or holiday) gifts you have received. Perhaps you can inspire one of us with an idea we hadn't considered to show someone how special they are to us.
I have received some quite meaningful gifts over the years- hand made furniture and jewelry, an ornament from my mother commemorating the months of care I gave her during her leukemia recovery, dozens of tiny sock ornaments from one of YOU because you knew how busy I was with little kids and a business and I don't put myself first. But two days ago, my nine-year-old son James came home from school with a gift from his school's Santa's Workshop. Here I am sick with a heck of a cold, overworked from a busy season, and feeling like I'm not doing anything 100%, and he comes home with a huge smile on his face and asks me to open my present early. Inside a little plastic bag was a mug that read "World's Best Mom." And it really made me feel like the world's best mom. Like this mug was proof to the world that I was, in fact, the best mom to this little person and he knew it. I know it sounds totally corny, but I can't think of another gift that would have made me happier right then.
As parents, we give ourselves such grief about not always being tuned in or attentive to each and every need. We are pulled in so many directions, unable to appreciate the moment, and we keep hearing things from others like "Enjoy it now because you'll look back in 30 years and want JUST ONE day back." When we are just trying to keep our heads above water and think everyone around us can see that our Christmas cards are late, we sent expired applesauce packets to preschool for snack time, or that we forgot to give a bath to our four year old yet again. And then we see pictures like these and realize that even though we have numerous faults, the little people we have created look darned happy and we should just cut ourselves a break.