Logan managed to contain himself long enough to show me what all the commotion was about. He brought out the 8 foot reason for his elation. Yes, indeedy. He was the proud owner of a surfboard. The very thing he's been asking for since early summer when our neighbor, Dave, taught him how to surf.
I looked at Jim with wide, questioning eyes like, did you really buy him a surfboard?!?! Jim, reading my eyes, put his hands up while shaking his head back and forth and said, "not me". Then Logan told me it was Dave who'd bought him the surfboard. I stood there a moment while I tried to understand that our neighbor, not a family member, not a really close family friend, but a neighbor bought my son an expensive gift like that.
Logan explained that Dave had just brought it over and given it to him as a belated birthday gift. Logan's birthday was earlier this month but this is a huge gift. I couldn't believe it but there he stood in front of me with all 8 feet of proof.
I took a walk across the street and knocked on Dave's door to profusely thank him. But how little the words thank you seem in the face of such a hugely generous gesture. I came back home to find Logan lying on his surfboard which he'd laid on our king size bed. Later on I think I caught him hugging it!
Today, the boys went to the beach so Logan could try out his cool board. The waves were a bit much but that didn't stop him.
Here's Dave and his board.
I sometimes take a double look at that white surfboard, at first because I'm not used to seeing such a big thing in my house, then because I can't believe Dave actually bought that for my child.
I am really, truly blessed to have such wonderful people in my life.