I must say, I don’t usually think much about gifts. Honestly, gift-giving is NOT my language of love. If I’ve connected with someone through a good conversation, enlightened discussion, sharing deep thoughts…WOW!!! That does it for me everytime. And if coffee is available, I will love you for life!!
But…yesterday…and today…I was given three amazing gifts, and I’m still ecstatic!
First of all, my mother-in-law brought me a solid-oak OLD student desk. You know, the kind that has one arm with the desktop attached, but underneath is a drawer for the books. I’ve loved that desk since she picked it up at a garage sale years ago, and now, she’s passed it on to me. Very cool.
My mother-in-law is a gift-giver. It IS her language of love. I’m very thankful to her for giving this much coveted object to me. Yes, I have coveted that desk for many years! And NOW…it’s mine!!! ALL MINE!!! (Hmmm…I may need to do some repenting.)
I was also given two CD’s. One of Kathy Troccoli, “Draw Me Close.” The other…U2, “The Joshua Tree.”
I cannot even begin to express how excited I am about these!!! I know, I know…OLD CD’s, but totally new to me.
My husband gave me these. He has his mother’s language of love and is continually bringing home gifts he knows I’ll appreciate. Very thoughtful and endearing. Especially when he knows I’m a bit down, he’ll bring home a delightful bouquet of flowers or make some brownies to share. Such a sweetheart. And then, guess what? He’ll sit and listen to anything I want to say…anything at all, for as long as I want to talk. Incredible, huh? No matter how serious I want to be, he always makes me laugh with some ridiculous comment, some silly response…
…and then, all is well with the world.
So…what did you get for Christmas?
Me? I got a heavy dose of LOVE!!!