Friday, March 9, 2012

A Thoughtful Gift

Just a couple of hours ago, I said goodbye to two of my daughters who are actually going on a wonderful vacation.  I have been very excited for them to take this trip, but nonetheless, when it comes right down to the moment of saying goodbye, it's hard to do.  Last year I experienced it when I said goodbye to another daughter when she went on a trip.  In order to make the time apart not seem so long, I had written her a note for every day of her trip and included some gifts for some of the days.  So I decided to do the same for these daughters.  Right before I passed them a little package tied up with ribbon with all of their notes inside, they presented me with a little box with this label on the top:


When I opened it up, it was filled with colorful envelopes and packages, one for each day that they will be gone.  I just love this tradition we have started.  It makes being apart much easier.



5 comments:

Sheila said...

That is so sweet! I try to send small things to my two children who are away at college and always enjoy getting a note from them in the mail. I'm looking forward to getting my son and daughter back home today.

Woman of the House said...

What thoughtful daughters! I hope they have a wonderful time on vacation!

Caer Clan said...

You trained them well!

Kathy said...

What a lovely lovely thing to do. I try to send little notes to my two who are away from home.
xxx

koralee said...

Adorable...I have done this before but not for every day ...my daughter leaves for Mexico soon on a missions trip so I may have to remember to do this. Your girls are so sweet. xoxox HUGS