Can I share?
11 years ago, when my daughter was born, my best friend gave me two little Jaguar football jerseys. One for my then age 2 son, and one for my new daughter. He (yes, my best friend is a guy) told me that he wanted them back one day when he had kids of his own.
So, fast forward 10 years. BF (best friend) and his wife were getting scared that they’d never have kids. They both went through fertility tests, and eventually she started on fertility treatments. I was starting to worry that they’d never have kids, and I’d never be able to give the jerseys back.
Then, earlier this year, she got pregnat. They’re expecting their baby girl on the first of the new year.
Tomorrow is BF’s birthday. What a perfect gift to give him? He has probably forgotten about the jerseys, but he’ll get them back tonight. For the presentation, I wrote him a poem to read before he opens the gift, and wanted to share the story, and my poem with you.
[i]Years ago, you gave me a gift,
"But, it’s only a loan, I say."
Given to me with the note,
you wanted it back one day.
There was a time when I wasn’t sure,
if I ever could comply.
But now you’ve gone and made it so,
I can return it with a sigh.
Truth be told, I’ve hoped and waited,
for this blessed day to come.
When it would finally leave my hands,
and go back to those it came from.
While it will be used by someone else,
by who, we’ve yet to know.
The meaning of this gift will soon
reveal itself… with room to grow.[/i]
I hope he cries.