I gave my mom a house,
But all she really wanted was some time with me.
I gave my dad a present – a tie and sweater coat,
But all he wanted was a card with a note from me.
I gave my sister a pearl necklace,
But all she wanted was my promise to be her maid of honor.
I gave my friend a beautiful scarf and journal to write in,
But all she wanted was time to visit more often.
I gave my students good books to read,
But they consumed them and wanted more.
I gave my husband my vow to take a long walk each day,
And he smiled and said he would walk with me, too.
I gave my writer’s notebook a promise to write every day,
And I started this blog to keep my promise.