Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Our Early Easter Basket

My Aunt Sue lives a few hours away from me, and last Friday she came up for a day to take me out to lunch. She came in to the house holding an Easter basket with one hand, and the other hand holding a bag of books for me to read.

After she placed the items on my kitchen counter she gave me a hug, after we pulled away, she asked me, "So how are you holding up?"

I immediately started to cry and tell her how I really felt, and Aunt Sue was a great sport letting me whine. It was the first time that I felt l didn't have to sound brave or positive.

We spent the next several hours just sitting, talking and eating. The only downside of the visit was when it had to end- it was time for Aunt Sue to drive back.

It was 6 hours of visiting, and I know we could have spent another 6 hours of talking, and never run out of things to talk about.

I wish everyone had an Aunt Sue in their life.

Easter has not arrived, yet all the items in this Easter basket that Aunt Sue brought, are all gone...

- Chocolate marshmallow bunnies and Cadbury eggs have been consumed by RM and Moe.

- RM and Moe saw the Weight Watcher mini bars and they assumed it wouldn't be good. I made a funny face when I bit into them and pretended they weren't great. I wanted the WW mini bars all to myself- they're delicious!

- Costco cash card is safely tucked away in my wallet.

- RM took an immediate liking to the toy duck that makes quaking noises and preceded to quack and walk like a duck - free entertainment!

- Moe played with the plastic ball filled with glitter that lights up every time you bounce it- he used our dining table to bounce the ball...with plates of food still on! He cleaned up the mess.

It was an Easter Basket enjoyed by every member of our family.

Thanks Aunt Sue!


Jenners said...

I do think everyone needs an Aunt Sue! I'm glad you have one.

Tammy said...

You're right!!! Everyone needs an Aunt Sue!!! I'm sure glad you have one!!

mother goose said...

what a wonderful aunty! I love that this service was given to you and your family.

The Crazy Coxes said...

I love Aunt Sue! She rocks!

Heatherlyn said...

That's wonderful!!! And the hours of visiting are even better than the basket!

Sue said...

I'm so glad that our visits mean as much to you as they do to me. You always lift me up. I only wish we could do it more often! Have a wonderful Easter. Love you!

Sassy said...

I am diggin' Aunt Sue....you are lucky to have her as she is you!