Another Mother’s Day tradition, especially for those of you with school age kids, are homemade gifts. From the moment he got home on Friday, my son wanted to give me the gift he had made for me. Being the traditionalist that I am, I convinced him that I was ok with waiting until Sunday to open it. I could tell that he was very excited as he reminded me of the gift throughout the day on Saturday. The time finally came and on the breakfast tray was a hand decorated white bag. Within the bag was a cut out of a purse which contained a variety of coupons. “Mom, do you want to use one of your coupons?” he asked. Of course I had received coupons like these many times before, but in that moment I truly appreciated how important these were to him. They were the only gift he could create one hundred percent on his own - he was giving me all that he had to give. I was struck by the pure innocence of the intention.
Simple gifts from the heart, that’s all we really ever need, right?
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