12/02/2014

personally j//the best gifts i've ever received

This is going to be a sappy post - just warning you now. Today, I wanted to share the best gifts I have ever received. All of them have been from Husband and they have touched me and my heart more than anything else. I feel like, perhaps, it's expected for me to say that Bailey is the best gift I've ever received but, honestly, I'm not buying into that stuff. She's my kid. I love her. End of story. Anyway, moving on...my most favourite material gifts ever.


For my 21st birthday my Husband gifted me the copies of my favourite books from childhood - Enid Blyton's The Enchanted Wood, The Magic Faraway Tree and The Folk of the Faraway Tree as well as Adventures of the Wishing Chair and The Wishing Chair Again. I had misplaced my well-worn copies somewhere along the way and I had longed for replacements that had the exact same covers and had no changes to the text. 

Husband ended up tracking down all 5 books and I cried when I opened them. These books meant so much to me as a kid. They inspired my love of writing and helped me whenever I was down. I love them as much as I did back then and can't wait to share them with Bailey.

Next, is the first edition first print of In Cold Blood that Husband gifted to me just because. Out of nowhere he presented this book to me. I had no idea it was coming {something that almost rarely happens when you share a life, home and finances} and that made it all the more special. The fact that my Husband knows that I love to collect different copies of my favourite books and supports my habit makes it all the more amazing. But the fact that he tracked down a first edition first print is something I will always adore him for.

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So, yes, I am a consumerist and I love things and maybe so does someone you know but, really, when it comes to gift giving nothing can ever compare to opening something that has been given with so much thought and love. Also, can I just say how great it is to know that someone {and it doesn't have to be someone you married} just gets you. All of you. Isn't that just the perfect gift alone?

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