All those little tid-bits put in a box are better then any expensive present I could ever receive... because they were chosen or made with love for me. To see the unbidden joy in them... gives me immeasurable pleasure.... something a store bought trinket could never be compared with. I'll take these little surprises every day I can get them, because I know as she grows older they will likely be replaced with the real presents... and although I will love them (because they are from her)... they will never compare to the unbidden joy of a little box filled with secret surprises.
I'm blessed to have a child with such an enormous heart. I am grateful for the joy I see on her face as she hands me another little something... and the look in her eyes to see if I like it... I am grateful for all the little treasures she picks just for me. I am blessed with unbidden joy... and I'm grateful.