Dear Mr. Hooker, every time I have a small victory or a happy surprise, "cha-ching" is my first verbal response. You've teased me about this phrase for years and made me feel like a dork, but this morning you had a change of heart and encouraged me to use it as a "trademark hashtag." One small step for you, one giant success for me. #chaching
Dear Mom, I remember being so surprised to see you and Dad crying as the nurses wheeled my little 5-year-old body back to the operating room to remove my pesky tonsils. Last week we took your new grand-kitty to get spayed, and the experience helped me understand your tears. Okay, so cats are a little different than children, and I didn't get teary-eyed, but the poor thing was pretty pitiful. Thankfully, like me, she quickly returned to her normal spunky self.
Dear Allyson, our houses have gone from being 3 minutes up the road to 3 hours away this past year. I miss knowing your close and randomly stopping by talk to you and steal hugs from my nieces and nephews, but the times that I do see you are even more special. Speaking of, are you free this upcoming Saturday afternoon? We just might be making a quick trip in ;)
Dear Jake, so often I look forward to big events in life, but these past two years of marriage have taught me to soak up the small, day-to-day moments in between. This weekend was quiet - a Saturday morning coffee date, a walk around our neighborhood, a tag-teamed cleaning spree around the Suite - but it was just what my busy heart needed. I'm blessed to spend all of life's moments, both big and small, with you.
Happy Monday! Do you think my use of "cha-ching" is dorky? What's your signature phrase? And for all of you pet-people out there, please make me feel a little less ridiculous by sharing some pet-parenting moments. Thanks in advance :)
Each Monday I write four letters: two letters to my husband and two random letters to whatever else is on my heart each week. What originally started as a fun way to record events and funny stories pleasantly developed into a weekly habit of practicing thankfulness.