I had the opportunity to give back to someone that I truly am grateful for, for Christmas. I had a feeling that she would be grateful & brought to tears, with the gift I had planned.
My children were fortunate enough to attend an in-home daycare, growing up (until they entered preschool). And via social media, I have been able to keep in contact with other parents that I met there. Well, my daughter and two other children that also attended that daycare, are seniors and will be graduating in a few months. And I thought, wouldn't it be a great idea to gather them all for a photoshoot & gift the provider with a framed portrait of the three of them.
So then, I made the arrangements, and the shoot took place.
Everything was returned by Christmas Eve, so that's when we delivered the gift. We hadn't seen each other in a while and we greeted her with hugs & her seeing just how much the kids had grown. We gave her the wrapped gift, and she put it under the tree. She went & got her husband from another room & we greeted him with hugs & smiles. Then we asked that they open the gift while we were there. And when she did, I got the reaction that I had the feeling she'd give....it surprised her (almost to tears), in fact, she LOVED it! 'Tis the season!!