Operation Surprise Anita

Thursday, November 7th 2019

On this day, my son and I are somewhat spontaneously flying cross country to my hometown to surprise my dad but mostly my step-mom. She has a big birthday coming up (though we would never be so indiscreet as to mention the number), and I just felt that for maybe ONCE in my life I could try to thank her and let her know I appreciate her for all the UNTOLD amount of work, love and sacrifice she has given of herself -and continues to give- for our family over all these years; for me and especially for my big, dumb ol’ high-needs Dad.

Literally no one knows how she does it. Or -as Dad would say- “Whah?” (Southern for “why?”) And certainly no one knows HOW.

Anyway Anita, I’m sure it will be both a shock and a bit of a stressor to have us show up like this. And I wish I was coming with a host of lmaids and handymen, a chef, a masseuse, a chauffeur and a well-stocked retirement account… all things you so deserve. I’m hoping our meager offerings and a bit of extra company will still convey that I appreciate you. And all you have done and continue to do.

To be continued.




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1 Response to Operation Surprise Anita

  1. Bubble Wow says:

    As they say in England, “Well done.:

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