You ask me what since we must part
You shall bring back to me.
Bring back a pure and faithful heart
As true as mine to thee.
You talk of gems from foreign lands,
Of treasure, spoil, and prize.
Ah, love! I shall not search your hands
But look into your eyes.
This poem written by Juliana Horatia Ewing speaks from romantic love. It talks about gifts that could be brought back from far away places but instead the true gift of being back with someone you love. I love giving gifts, especially when I find the perfect gift for someone when I am traveling. I enjoy that moment when they open the gift but it is all the more special when I can hand it to them in person. I also appreciate gifts given to me but the best gifts are time spent with people that I care about. It is great to be able to spend my 28th birthday with friends and family in California. Thank you to everyone who has made my 28th birthday special with cards, gifts, phone calls, facebook messages and all the other meals and celebrations yet to come. 28 is going to be a great year!