The other day he asked me, "Mommy, what do you like?" I told him that I like lots of things like hiking and flowers and the beach.
A little while later he brought me a tiny package, about the size of a kidney bean, and said, "this is a surprise for you! Open it!"
I carefully opened the wrapping paper that he made from white paper and glue. Inside I found this:
He said that it was the beach and he wanted to give it to me because he knew that I liked it. He gave me the beach! The beach!
Really, this is just a tiny piece of paper with a bit of marker doodle on it but, to me, it is so much more than that. I know the love that went into the idea and creation of it. I know that his giving me this gift was his way of giving me the feeling that he gets when he receives a "surprise" from us. Mommy tears. Love this kid!
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson