Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Favorites Party – My Favorite Gift

Today is Favorites Tuesday over at "Deliberate Hope". Kim wrote the sweeeeetest post about her favorite gift… you’ll have to check it out!

Favorites Party 

My favorite Christmas gift would probably be the antique shelf David bought for me our first Christmas together.  It wasn’t so much “what” the gift was… but the thought and effort that David put into it that meant so much to me.

We were newly engaged.  David had bought the little shelf and took it out to Ranger (where he worked… believe it or not, after all these years, that’s where he still works) and found a couple of trolling motor boxes to wrap it in.  He and a couple guys he recruited wrapped the boxes in Christmas wrap and he lugged it from work to my apartment (up a flight of stairs) to bring it to me.  I’ll never forget it.


When I was young, I remember sneaking into my parents’ bedroom and snooping around under her bed and in her closet to try to find out what I was getting for Christmas ahead of time.  There were all kinds of goodies hiding and I was always thrilled with the sheer anticipation of opening them come Christmas morn. 

You can imagine my surprise as gifts were handed out and my siblings were opening all the cool gifts I assumed to be mine!! That’s what you get when you have to share the holiday with ten brothers and sisters!!

As a parent, I learned to wrap my boys’ gifts and THEN hide them.  That way, if they peeked, they’d still not be able to figure out what they were getting.  I’m sure when they read this, they’ll probably snicker about the times they snooped and knew exactly what they were getting ahead of time… because kids are pros!

I guess that’s part of being a kid.


petrii said...

How sweet ~~ that took some work. I love to think about CHRISTmases past and gifts I've received. The ones that mean the most are the ones that have thought and work behind them.

Have a Blessed evening,

Becky said...

Oh girl, that is the sweetest story. What a good honey pie you have! I'm sure he would love to know that one of your blog friends called him a honey pie. LOL!!!

I can't wait to see Kale's response to the no peeping!!! HA!!! He cracks me up!

Susie said...

Enjoyed this story much Jacquie! I remember sneaking around trying to find gifts also. Mother too had already wrapped them so then we just tried to figure out what they were.

Kim Heinecke said...

You're right! It's not the "what" about the gift that makes it memorable. Sweet story. THanks for playing!