I’m not crying, you’re…never mind, it’s me, I’m crying. ~Pebbles
I am a very emotional person. I feel all the feels, all the time. I don’t know if it’s the distancing or what, but yesterday, I lost it and almost couldn’t stop crying.
My goddaughter Kaylah has a 2-year-old son named Zaydrian, we call him ZJ. Last week, she told me that she was sending me something, and to make sure that I didn’t open it until my niece Simone was there so she could record me. A little background, whenever one of “my kids” gives me something they always record me opening it because they know I’m going to cry and they love it.
One thing to know about me is that two of the things I love most in this world are kids and books. I open the package and inside is a book called Zaydrian Loves Auntie This Much. I lost it! It started with a few tears, and then as I started to turn the pages, I was sobbing uncontrollably. So much so, that my niece stopped recording to make sure I was ok. I still haven’t been able to finish the book.
What made me lose control was the fact that I miss all my kids. Pre-corona, once a week I would have family dinners at my house with my family. I would either cook or we would order takeout. But really all that mattered was that we were together, catching up, loving, and supporting one another. I can’t wait until we’re able to get together again. I miss my people.
I just wanted to share this for a couple reasons. One, to remind you to take a moment in your day today to think about the people you appreciate in your life. There’s a lot of crap going on around us, but we all have “our person” or people who make our lives brighter. I was so grateful for this reminder that came in the form of a very special book. And two, if you’re looking for a way to connect to with someone who you aren’t able to see, this book could be a way for you to show someone how much you appreciate them. I wanted you to find out how you can get one.
Here’s the cover…
One of the inside pages…
They have different stories too!
For more info on the books, and how you can order your own personalized story, CLICK HERE. Warning: There will be tears!