I opened the card, which immediately reminded me of our stay at the cottage this past summer.
Inside was this message.........
Graham is Matt's friend and he has come to the cottage with us 3 times now. He is a wonderful 15 year old that keeps us very entertained. Our trip would not be the same without him.
After reading the card, Matt told me that Graham had emailed me something. I checked my email and look what I found........a gift card for Amazon.com.
The gesture itself is very kind but there is more too it. When I was at the cottage I spent quite a bit of time reading. He obviously noticed that. I was reading actual books. Somehow he picked up on the fact that I have a Kindle (I didn't actually bring it to the cottage so I am unsure how he knew) and he bought me this gift card so I could buy some new books and download them onto my reader. When I called his house to thank him, I spoke to his dad. He said that this was all Grahams idea.
I have always known that I have 3 great teenage kids. It is so refreshing to know that they surround themselves with other awesome kids. I hope that Graham will continue to join us on our holiday every year. He to has given me many, many memories that I will cherish forever.