Remember this picture I posted here on the blog several weeks ago....
In the interim, through email correspondence, I learned that they wanted to get an entire drum set together for him. I left this a surprise.
This past Friday, when UPS arrived and I sent Thomas out to help the driver, his eyes lit up as there was not one medium size box as he had been long anticipating, but two, large, heavy boxes.
We have had to set up a daily practice time, because yes, the noise is overwhelming at times, and not so plain, but it is oh so joyful. They are realizing their passion - to write their own music and now to play in their very own rock band.
I have realized that the joy that I receive when giving to others, needs to be reciprocal when I am on the receiving end. I do not need to worry about the giver's motives or what they expect in return, but instead I need to be a cheerful receiver and accept the gifts because by doing so, I am giving back too.