This Christmas, there was a box unlike the others sitting under the tree ...
The gift was a surprise for my parents from my brother and me. I'm not good with surprises. I can keep them to myself, but I usually give away hints. I wanted them to be really surprised, so I kept totally quiet despite the fact that it was killing me.
So, what was inside? Hints and Clues ... The box was wrapped in plaid fabric and filled with Walker's Shortbread, Cadbury's chocolate, Scotch, Earl Grey Tea ... and a card. Can you guess what the real gift was? My mom didn't have a clue as she removed the contents.
When she opened the card ...
It finally dawned on her. She started to cry! Not the reaction I was expecting. Of course, then I started to cry. It was a HUGE surprise to them both!
The gift is not actually a Christmas gift, but an anniversary gift my brother and I started discussing a year ago. For their 40th anniversary, we're sending our parents to London and Scotland. They are the reasons that my brother and I have the successful lives we have and they deserve this and more.
Happy Anniversary Mom and Pop!