If you remember one of my previous posts “Surprise Deliveries“, you know that I am just so grateful for a lot of the people in my life. Knowing that I am surrounded by thoughtful people who will take a moment to let me know that they were thinking of me.
Well today, I had a huge surprise delivery from my daughter, Kelsey. She is a sophomore in college and is a very busy young woman. She is a full-time student, a member of a sorority and has recently started a new job, working up to 26 hours per week. Needless to say, she has a lot to concentrate on.
But that darling girl took time out of all of her life stuff to think of her mom. I received a package today from FedEx. The return address wasn’t familiar, but it came from the town where Kelsey resides. I opened it, and out poured the most colorful scarf and a card. On the front of the envelope was simply hand written “Mommy <3”. I happened to be on the phone with MY mom when I opened the card and started to read it. I immediately filled with tears when reading the words that expressed how much my baby girl missed me.
You see, I knew that yesterday she picked up her very first paycheck from her new job. To know that this card and scarf where some of the first things (if not THE first things) that she purchased with that paycheck…well, I can’t describe the feeling. She knows full well that it’s not the gift, but the thought behind it and her thoughts overwhelmed me. The card is perfect, the scarf is perfect and don’t tell her…but she’s pretty perfect too. We raised such a cool kid.