The other day I was pleasantly surprised when I realized (out of the blue) how much my mom simply enjoyed being with us kids. I was thinking back to when she would have me "help" wrap Christmas gifts when I was probably 3 or so. She would have me load up all my fingers with little strips of tape so it would be easier for her to tape the presents. As I was wrapping this year, I realized that there was no reason she had to do that, she just did because she wanted to include me in her world. I felt so loved! And this is 35 years later!
at 11:46 AM on Dec. 23, 2008