May 11, 2010

eavesdropping on love

The weekend was full... of wonderful, fun-packed hours. Saturday kind of turned into our Mother's Day celebration... a day that we had planned, and exhaustion made us wish we hadn't, ended up to be a day that none of us would have missed (more on that later this week, okay?) The long drive home ended with a quick trip to CVS, with me joking that just because we woke you up had better not hinder your card shopping!

Sunday was a quiet day... church and napping and catching up on TV, because we were too tired for much else. But after church, my three loves huddled in the other room, behind a closed door. I could hear the tearing and crinkling of wrapping paper... and giggling. Loud giggling. The three of them... together. The sound of love... overflowing. And it filled up my heart in a way that no store-bought gift ever could.

Of course, I did love my gift... shoes for Africa! And they fit perfectly.
Wonder how they managed that!

A gift of love unwrapped again... on a Tuesday.


Anonymous said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift. :)

Pam said...

Love the giggling and the love. The best present ever, but those shoes look comfy and cute! : )

Richella Parham said...

I hear you. On my Mother's Day picnic, the best moment was when my husband used code language to tell my son to get the gift from its hiding place. They were all in on it. . . I was not. That they would conspire to do something just for me is a thought that I just love. :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a wonderful weekend for you all. Your family IS a gift and I love that you always recognize this.
Love those shoes...oh, the places you will go while wearing them!

jenn said...

Sounds wonderful! That sound of love is the best gift of all!! (I do love the shoes too-especially shoes for AFRICA!)

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

this makes me smile!

p.s. if i get shoes for africa, can i come with you? ;)

Shannan Martin said...

Shoes for Africa?? Oooh, I need to do some digging and find out more. :)

Cassie said...

I missed all the giggles and breakfast in bed here,but did have a lovely day too.(I told my sweetie that the pastor's hug at church was my human contact for the day.)The Africa shoes are swell! Make sure and wear them at home now,so you don't get blisters on the trip.

imoomie said...

I can't wait for you to share your trip with us! I know you must be so excited.

Did you and Corinne get to meet up? That is so awesome.

Jen said...

Awesome gift for an awesome mom!

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