While sorting through our lives' possessions pre-packing, we came across all sorts of memorabilia. Some random things:
1. The file we created when we planned our wedding from Austin, via the internet, to Half Moon Bay, California. Today, this seems totally plausible. 10+ years ago? Not nearly as much. But, we're bad asses, so we made it happen.
2. The box from Carter's birth.....hospital papers, tiny newborn cap, name tag on his bassinet. Sweet memories.
3. Books from our heritage.....written by Blake's mom's side of the family and my father's side. Treasures.
And, in between all of these precious finds, we found piles and piles of sweet gestures from Caroline. Too many to list here.......but her thoughtfulness over the years was all right there in front of our eyes and it was overwhelming. My "Motherhood Journal" caught my immediate attention and the letter she wrote to me prior to Carter's birth will forever bring me to tears.
Yall already know Caroline's a huge part of our lives. No explanation needed there.
But, she hit me with something last night that touched my heart like never before.
Her note on Facebook to me:
For Casey and Blake. I found these lyrics in some of Ban's things. On the note, it said she used to sing the song with Bud to their mother. Listen and read the lyrics. It makes me smile when I think of you two and your journey ahead.
(***"Ban" is my grandmother who died just before Jack was born and "Bud" is her brother.)
And, she linked this song:
Glen Daly, 1919.
With someone like you, a pal good and true
I'd like to leave it all behind, and go and find
A place that's known to God alone
...Just a spot to call our own
We'll find perfect peace, where joys never cease
Out there beneath the kindly sky
We'll build a sweet little nest, somewhere out in the West
And let the rest of the world go by
So, we're off to build our nest soon enough. Listen to the song if you have the time. Pure sweetness.