“Don’t Say I Never Did Nuthin’ For You.”

While this has already been posted to Facebook, I am reposting it here so that I can find it once Facebook has relegated it to the distant past.

This is the most remarkable thing.

Some weeks ago, Garrett was going through some Pokemon cards and came across this guy, Cresselia. Cresselia is described as “Those who sleep holding Cresselia’s feather are assured of joyful dreams.” Garrett read me the description and I said “I need one of those ’cause I don’t always have the most pleasant dreams.”

He took note of this.

This evening, he presented me with Cresselia in a protective plastic cover. He adorned Cresselia with graphics front and back. The back reads “You never did anything for me.”

Some background is in order here. When ever I did a favor for the boys, they’d thank me and I’d say “Don’t say I never did nuthin’ for you.” They’d respond in unison “You never did anything for me.” This became a nearly ten-year running gag between me and the boys. Garrett could not have chosen a more perfect phrase to include on the back. When I first read it, it was all I could do not to shed tears. Happy tears, of course.

Garrett gave me an incredibly thoughtful and personal gift with the perfect message. I am incredibly touched by this lovely gift and it’s going to be framed and placed in my bedroom to help keep my dreams pleasant.

I can’t thank you enough, Garrett.