A little closer to home this week in the gifting department. I'm not sure where the idea came from. I think one of the boys might have been playing and singing The Devil Went Down to Georgia, by The Charlie Daniels Band, which they've uploaded to their phones, a long time favorite of Jeff's and because it is one of his favorites it is one of our (mine and the boys') favorite. I wondered if Charlie Daniels was still performing in concerts, because, well, he's not young anymore. Lo' and behold in my internet search he does still perform and he would be in Jacksonville, a 2- 2 1/2 hour drive from here. It took me awhile to figure out how to order tickets. By the time I placed my order the venue was packed out and the closest I could get was row N.
I was pretty stoked about the gift. Probably expected to much as Jeff wasn't overly emotive. I know he likes Charlie Daniels and I thought it was a great gift just not sure what he felt about it. I'm going with it was the thought that counts with this one and a lesson that not every gift will necessarily be appreciated, or experience the same excitement as the giving.
It truly is in the giving though that counts.
While I would have loved more excitement at my gift I was - and still am - excited about having given him this unique and thoughtful gift.