Thursday, February 28, 2008

See? I Told You So!



Not long ago I wrote a post talking about how great my kids are. My Thankful Thursday post today is all about how thankful I am for them.

I really don't want this blog to be one of those that just go on and on about my kids. I promise this isn't going to be a regular feature. But I do want to share what they did for me today.

They knew that I would be a little down since it was our 15th anniversary and Hubby has been gone for two months, with another one to go before we move over to Doha to join him. So the came up with Operation: The Plan. I know, I know. The name could have used a little more creativity, but the actual plan was fantastic.

Emily got my friend Jan to pretend to hire her for a babysitting job, but really she ran her all over town buying supplies. Then yesterday she corralled my friend, Mylinda, into taking me out of the house for some girl-time, while the kids worked on part of the surprise. There have been flurries of secretive phone calls requiring me to leave the room. Whispers between Emily and Daniel and furtive looks. I was ordered not to come out of my room before I was told to this morning.

About 7, Daniel came in to wake me up and call me to the family room. Once I got there, I found 15 roses spread around a poster-size cards the kids had created that was beautiful and had a list (dictated by Hubby) of 15 reasons why he loves me, a cute little stuffed puppy, Hershey's kisses, and a beautiful card. In the background they had taped from the radio the song, "How Do I Live Without You." Both kids were there to greet me and hug me when I opened the card and started crying.

Then this evening they organized a surprise anniversary party with a few of my girlfriends at church. It was just pizza and chips and soda, but they did their best to make me laugh and have a good time.

See what I mean? They are truly fantastic kids!

"Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him."
Psalm 127:3

12 comments:

Amy said...

awww that's just beautiful! I would've been crying with happiness :-)

Leeann said...

Lori,

Your kids moved me to tears this morning. You and Ib are clearly doing something very, very right.

Hugs,

Leeann

kate ortiz said...

emily left the sweetest message yesterday asking if i could come to your surprise anniversary party. i thought that was just the sweetest thing! i would have loved to be there but elisha thought getting a fever would be more fun...

Karen said...

You are so blessed!

twinklemom said...

That is so fantastic! Awww! :D

mamasmurf said...

What lovely kids! Just so beautiful - I need a tissue!!
~Chrissy

Cheryl said...

I love to hear stories about children! This one was great. I have two of my own and everything they do is special (well, almost).Great TT post - God Bless~

Melanie said...

You do have great kids! I am so impressed. How special -- they love you so much.

princess said...

Having great kids is much much more than hitting the jackpot. I have to doff my cap to you and
pat your children's backs.

Susan said...

Oh, this is just so BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing this with us. I'd be BRAGGING if my kids did this...

Blessings to you, Happy Anniversary!

Denise said...

You are truly blessed dear one.

eph2810 said...

Oh.my.word. Your post made me all teary-eyed :) - That is so awesome of your husband, friends and especially your children to have "The Plan"...I know it is hard to be apart on a special day like this, but I think your children did well to make you feel wonderful.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Blessings to you and yours.

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