This week’s challenge in the 52 weeks of gratitude challenge involves something someone gave to me.
I love to give gifts but being on the receiving end can be wonderful as well especially thoughtful gifts, in particular those being passed down from family. There is nothing quite like a family heirloom.
Just this past Mother’s Day, while we were spending countless hours the NICU with Sugar Plum, I received a very thoughtful, family heirloom, that brought tears to my eyes.
My mother-in-law gave me the most simple gift, a plaque for our walls. This was nothing special, except that she was passing it on to us; after years of hanging in her own home.
The sentiment was perfect. The plaque was exactly what I needed to receive at the rough patch in our lives.
The plaque does not match anything on our homes but it will have a prominent spot in our house because it means so much to us.
Sometimes, the most simple gift can touch the heart of others and mean more than you ever imagined.