Saturday, October 3, 2009

Bittersweet Surprises

Chad & I have been cleaning out our closets and drawers today... trying to "clean house"! There was a stack of cards that he had from me tucked away in the nightstand drawer. There were ALOT. I didn't realize how many & how much I had given to him. They dated all the way back to 2000. Well, mixed in there was a card to him from Mary - dated 8/07. It was a card for his Birthday. I had already spent 20 minutes looking at all the emotional cards I had given him, bringing back many memories. Finding that card from Mary and reading her words choked my heart and brought tears. It also made me realize that it really hasn't been very long since she was here. 2007! ! ! It's only been a year and a half.
So thoughtful and so sweet she was. I miss her with all my heart! I wish I could go back in time and help her from the start. I know the start now, I see it clearly. If only I knew what I know now I would do things differently. I had to continue my cleaning up because in the midst of it all, a mess was made. The last box I had was a box of Holiday things. "Out with the old and time for some new" - that's what I was thinking as I made a pile for garbage and a pile for keeps. Then I came across an ornament (2) that she had sent to Chad & I the year we got back together after a lil break ~ 2004. She was so happy for us she sent us the sweetest Christmas ornaments to celebrate us! So thoughtful, so loving, so incredible she was.

1 comment:

Laurie Kolp said...

There is a good thing to be said for saving everything...aren't you glad you did? Mary was so sweet and thoughtful. I remember going to her house before Valentine's day and she had beautiful cards for her children on the table endorned with stickers and hearts!