A few months ago, my sister told me she was making me something for my birthday. She does seem to enjoy handyman-type projects like replacing toilets, but I never figured her for a crafter. Her gift box arrived last week, and a CD and flash drive of this 5 minute, 29 second video was inside:
She’d snagged pictures from my facebook account and combined them with some from her own photo albums. I cried like a baby at the effort she’d put in on this – and the memories. I told her that it kind of reminded me of a video you might see at a funeral. I’m glad and honored I had a chance to watch it. At funerals, the subject of the video is usually in a casket. I am alive and well, and wept with joy as I watched my life pass before my eyes.
It is one of the most unexpected and lovely gifts I’ve ever received.