Overflowing Heart

There are the times that as parents you shake your head wondering what are you going to do! But then there are the times where you shake your head in amazement, thinking, I knew we had the best children!

My husband and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary this weekend. I not only have the best children, but the best husband too. We  had a wonderful time away, just relaxing and enjoying time together. Reminiscing about when it all began. Laughing at funny memories and being touched again by other ones. I woke up to several sweet messages today from my husband.


Our hearts were light and filled with joy as we headed home this evening. We pulled in our driveway and said “Awww!”  There were blue lighted snowflakes dancing in a circle on our garage doors. We walked inside the house and all was quiet. One child was studying in their room and another one came walking slowly down the hall looking very tired. We thanked them for the outdoor lights and then were told to look downstairs.

Let me pause here. We have a basement. The definition of a basement I believe is where you store stuff and you just keep adding to it, because you just close the door and no one ever sees it. Then you think of sorting through the stuff, but it makes you tired just by looking at it.

That pretty much described a very big corner of our basement. Imagine our shock when we walked downstairs and the corner was bare! They had cleaned our basement and did a superb job!

I am still in shock. My husband said it was the best gift!

Plus there was still other little things they had done around the house. I asked my husband when are we going away again!

To know that my kids, who had to work this weekend, still took the time to do something that was hard work makes my heart smile. They knew how much we had talked about cleaning the basement up and they made the decision to surprise us.

Once again, money can’t buy the happiness! It could not compare to the love that overflows in my heart right now.

36 thoughts on “Overflowing Heart

  1. This is a heartwarming post. Happy Anniversary to you both. What a lovely family you are, loving parents and loving children. You have it all. Thanks for sharing the joy.

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  2. “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” (Kahlil Gibran – The Prophet)

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  3. Aren’t you worried about stuff in your basement your kids might have thrown away? Sounds like you had a memorable anniversary. So now you’re going to have to start celebrating the anniversary of this anniversary.

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    • Good question but no, not too much. We have a very big basement and the special things that we do want to keep are in a special place in the basement . The section they worked on was of stuff that had just accumulated over the years that we really didn’t need anymore. Things to be donated,etc. So they made a lot of trips to places too.
      Another reason to celebrate always sounds good to me! 🙂

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  4. “To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.” – T. Tolis. A very belated, but heartfelt, Happy Anniversary to Brad and You! What sweet daughters you share too! Thank-you!


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