Owen picked up a pile of stuff I have yet to file away, some of which was from his birthday last October. He recognized one of the envelopes as being the birthday card from Aunt Jan. Jan is Kris’ aunt, for those who aren’t familiar with her, and is very good about sending cards for birthdays and other holidays and events.
As I was saying…Owen only saw a portion of the outside of the envelope and quickly announced that it was his card from Aunt Jan. Then followed that up with
“I love aunt Jan.” I didn’t respond much, mostly just waiting to hear what he might say next.
“Do you know why I love aunt Jan?”
“Why?” I cooperated.
“Because she always sends me cards.”
Wow. I was impressed. If you ever wonder if a hand written note or a simple card with a little picture or poem, in this case stickers and pictures of animals cut out of magazines, is worth the effort, just remember this post. If a four year old boy who asks for “things” non-stop appreciates it, you know there’s value in the time it takes to put a stamp on it and walk it to the mailbox.