Later that Day I was given wonderful gifts from my own family:
Now, can anyone else top that for a Mother's Day box of chocolate? Imagine my surprise when I opened a box meant to hold a case of printer paper and saw it filled to the brim with chocolate goodies: Dove, Lindt Truffles, Hershey's Kisses, Ghiradelli squares, Reese’s pieces, M&M's Oreos, etc. I have received much wonderful chocolate from my Dear Husband and children over the years, but this gift topped them all! It was overwhelming to say the least! Once I started digging a bit I found that it wasn't truly all chocolate:
There buried beneath all of the chocolate goodness was an iron that I have been needing since my old iron died last month right in the middle of my quilting and blogging from A to Z attempts. There was also a gift certificate for some repair work that we have also been needing . . . . And my DH and DD1 felt that giving such practical, useful, "working" gifts were not appropriate for kind Mother's Day gifting, so the gift had to be camouflaged. What a sweet and thoughtful family I have! I do appreciate all of the gifts that I received this past Mother's Day, and of course I am very grateful for all of the wonderful chocolate . . . .which hopefully will last me for a long, long time to come!