|I made the baby write her own birthday thank-you notes.|
I always feel super grateful for and almost surprised by people's generosity. And, even though I love to write, I never feel like I convey exactly how appreciative I am. Maybe I should just do what my coolest sister-in-law did for me once and slip in some cash.
I would, but we just paid first and last month's rent on a new place to live. We're out of here this weekend. It happened much faster (read: 6 months faster) than I thought it would.
I'm grateful that Christopher found his dream job, that we get to live closer to it, and that we always find a place to live that's better than the last in some way (in this case, it's bigger).
But I've cried a few times this week. And I need to say thanks:
1. To the people who gave us wedding presents. Seriously.
While packing, I found a list of unfinished wedding thank-you's (which I thought my husband had conveniently "lost"). There are people on it who don't know how grateful I am on a daily basis, when we use our dinner plates, or our salad tongs, or our towels.
Thank you—almost 4 years late. I'm going to stop feeling guilty now that you never got a note.
2. To the people around here. I take a minute to feel comfortable in a new place. And the minute here took a lot less time than it usually does. I don't think it was really anything I did.
Like I said, I often fail at conveying the extent of my appreciation. Please know that's especially true this time for every single person I've met here since we moved in last November. You made this feel like home in one second.
Thanks. For every little thing. It matters. We're going down the road a ways, but I will always consider you friends.
3. To the people around there. I sure hope you're as cool as the people around here.
I'm going to say thanks in advance and just assume you are.