Thursday, May 6, 2010

When You Care Enough To Send The Very Best

One thing I can count on for all major (and some minor) holidays from my mom....a perfectly worded Hallmark greeting card.  Now I realize some people might think it's "easy" to find a perfectly worded card from Hallmark...but I personally do not find that to be a simple task.  I have literally spent hours in the Gold Crown Shop searching for a card for a special someone only to come away empty handed and frustrated.  My mother, on the other hand, can walk in, peruse the selection, and as expertly as Elizabeth Taylor can pick out diamonds, walk away with the exact card that pours forth all the emotions a heart can contain.

My mother has never had a hard time saying, "I love you"...but the cards she chooses don't just spout off trite platitudes.  The greeting cards my mom sends are overflowing with artesian wellsprings of heartfelt emotion.  Not the cards' creator's emotions, but my mother's emotions, pour out of the words on the card right into the heart of it's recipient. 

Much like Pavlov's dog, I've grown so completely conditioned regarding the response one of my mother's cards brings, I am usually teary-eyed before I have even broken the golden seal of the envelope.

Mother, thank you for caring enough to send the very best.  It really does mean more to me than I can even begin to express in words.  Maybe there is a card for that, but I'm sure only you would be able to find it!


  1. Well, I always want to have the card say what I want to say. So, it may take a while to find just the right one. But, when you find the right one, it is worth the search. Just to say I love you!

  2. Awesome, Dana. Just awesome. Thanks for sharing with me earlier today too. You're teaching me as I read!