Dear Mom, tonight we will go to Starbucks.

She smiled a toothless grin, eyes sparkling as she handed me the note, carefully written in her ever improving handwriting but still lopsided and multicolored. “Dear Mom, tonight we will go to Starbucks and I will pay. We will leave at 5:00 and you can bring a friend.”

Not only had she stolen my heart, she set up a play-date for me. Her own money, her own kind heart, her…just her. She really melts me. A tear escaped later at Starbucks as she paid for my coffee, along with our friend Julia’s latté and her own hot cocoa, and I fought the strong urge to pay myself. No, I had to let her do this. This gift was hers to give and her eternal blessing.
JoJo and me on our Starbucks date.

::love letters from my children::dates with daughters::connections with sons::a faithful dog::a broken egg, found and treasured::Vacation Bible School::crème brûlée and the way it makes me all happy when seven little girls say it’s the best dessert ever and thank you for making it::friends who bless::so many good books::summer swims::counting my blessings today.

Little L working hard

Riley's searing eyes

Little L's broken egg teasure

my creme brulee, so glad it's in a small bowl

the kids swimming at KOA w/ Brian & Becky

{Counting One Thousand Gifts~#21-30}

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7 Responses to Dear Mom, tonight we will go to Starbucks.

  1. Mandi says:

    Ahhh – what a beautiful treat from your daughter’s heart! ♥

  2. Christina says:

    What a sweet girl! Great list, full of God’s blessings.

  3. Jen says:

    Thanks, Mandi and Christina! It was the richest cup of coffee I’ve ever had and we all felt like a princess that night. ;-)

  4. Gina says:

    She’s a beauty…just like her mom!

  5. Jen says:

    Gina, awww. ♥♥♥

  6. Anita says:

    Oh what a wonderful daughter!

  7. How sweet. What a precious memory:)

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