Saturday, September 22, 2012

Really Cool RAK/Birthday Present

So last Sunday night, I came home from a work dinner to find Logan freaking out with joy. I'm telling you, the kid was over the moon jumping up and down and grinning like a fool from ear to ear.  I, of course, was surprised and more than curious what could have elicited such an overwhelming display of emotion from my normally unimpressible, whatevah kind of attitudy teenager.  

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.
 Here's Logan getting up on his board.
Jim rented the wetsuit for Logan today but I think we'll have to invest in one for next season and then he'll be all set for a summer of surfing. 

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.


courtney said...

Wow, that is an amazing gift! I guess your neighbour, Dave really enjoys having Logan as a surfing buddy!

Ava Gavloski said...

Oh my, that has to be so much fun and let them both enjoy the journey surfing the days away. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog, appreciated.

Staci said...

Wow! Glad he's enjoying his gift!

Lora Oliver said...

That is awesome! I cannot believe how mature Logan looks in that photo holding the board! Wow, did he his a growth spurt? Congrats, Logan, enjoy your wonderful gift!

Sondra said...

Logan looks over the moon. Good for him!

Lean de Ruiter said...

Looks cool surfing we have not the waves in our counrty for this.
Thanks for your visit.

Renee said...

Wow, that is such a thoughtful and generous gift. I know that Logan will enjoy it....thanks for sharing these special moments with us.

Thank you, again, for visiting my blog; I always love it when you do!!

Melissa said...

Ah, what a sweet gift!