I got the best gift of my life today.
I got a gift from my Nana.
Yesterday my parents, brothers and husband went to my Nana’s apartment to finish clearing everything out. It’s one of those “tasks” that nobody wanted to do because everyone knew how difficult it would be… but it needed to be done.
As my mother was clearing out my Nana’s bedroom closet, she noticed a gift bag. This gift bag.
My mother said her heart skipped a beat when she looked at the card hanging from it. It read, “Baby Henry.” Even as I’m sitting here now, I can’t help the tears streaming down my cheeks. A gift for my Baby Henry.
Within the bag…
Underneath the clothes for Henry was a beautiful card. AUDREY was clearly marked on the envelope… and the words I will miss the most where written inside, “Love, Nana.”
It was the last item on the bottom of the bag which made me laugh and smile. Nana had 3 boys. All my life I would joke with her and ask her repeatedly if she ever wanted a girl. She would always smile and say, “No, way! My boys were the best thing that ever happened to me.” And I would smile at her… always thinking what an amazing mother she would have been to a daughter.
And so… as I had William, and then Alexander, and then Benjamin… and then Henry – Nana and I always joked that we had our special “boy bond.” She loved it. I loved it.
The day after Henry was born, Nana came to visit me at the hospital. We talked about baby Henry and about the boys and about how much I loved creating this big family. She smiled when I told her (the day after my C-section) that I would love to have at least one more baby… and I remember she told me to “wait a little bit, let my body rest and heal.” As she always was, ever the caring Nana.
And I remember saying to her, “maybe it’s time for some pink to enter my life…”
And on the bottom of the gift bag was this…
Maybe Nana knows something about my future that I have yet to discover…
This gift made my day. My life. I will always look back at these photos, these clothing items and Nana’s card to me and smile.
It truly was, a gift from heaven.
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