Thursday, February 10, 2011
Thanks to My Sweet Daughter
I received the most amazing birthday present in the mail on Monday. It was the sweetest little book from my family. All of them contributed (even my little Elder) and Heidi put it together. As you can see, it is entitled "60 Things We Love About Yvonne". Heidi has never made one of these books before and I have to say--SHE DID A FABULOUS JOB.
The sweet things that were said really did touch my heart. I felt so very loved. I know Heidi felt bad that I didn't get it sooner--but it didn't matter to me. I'm just so very happy to have it now. It was the PERFECT gift. It was a reminder that things that I had done did matter. So often it's easy to think your children aren't listening or noticing, this helped me realize they were and they did.
I also have to give a shout out to Neal who has done such a great job of keeping track of family photos. It was a reminder to me of how important it is to always pull the camera out. I may not be the best photographer in the world, my photos will not be on walls, but they certainly have captured special times and that's what is important to me. I love that there were pictures of me with most of the the kids/grandkids--Unfortunately there are a couple where this is no picture with me (or maybe my eyes were closed and so Neal didn't use those ; ) I have to make it a point when we're all together next time to get a picture of me with each of them.
Sidenote #1: Remember to enter my giveaway to receive a copy of Macy's CD. I have to tell you I can't wait to get mine. If you didn't comment on my last post--here's the link.
Sidenote #2: My e-mail this week from Elder Rob was late. Allan received his Monday afternoon and forwarded it to me. In it Elder Rob mentioned something he had written in his e-mail to me. I waited and waited and NOTHING. Then yesterday morning I checked my mail and there it was 2 days late--where in the world was it???? I think there may even be another e-mail because he began this one saying, "Alright, round 2"