Friday, February 11

Long Time

Today, we loaded up all of our children and drove an hour and a half to do our taxes.

Yes, I know I can do them myself. I know I can do them at home. I still choose to go to this particular accountant. He has known my husband and I longer than we have known each other.He is a good friend and a fantastic accountant. He has done our taxes our entire married life, including that one awful year we only grossed $9,000.

Each year, we look forward to seeing him. Each year, when we have a new baby to add to our growing list of deductions, he is rewarding and complimentary. Each year my children nibble through most of the candy in his candy dish. Each year he asks my second daughter if she hasn't changed her mind, if she wouldn't want to come live with him this time.

We had a baby last year, so we were giggling to ourselves what the accountant would say. He is very sweet with  babies. We came away, happy to have visited again, pleased with the return we will be getting, and with our 2012 appointment already set.

I am grateful for long time friends. I am thankful for people who, even though I don't see them for a long time, still have plenty to talk about with me. It's just like that little ditty from summer camp:

Make new friends, but keep the old. 
One is silver and the other gold.

What are you blessed with today?

1 comment:

  1. I have a feeling that is how you and your lovely family will be for me in the future!!

    Today I'm grateful for loving parents. They raised me well, and taught me all that I needed to know. Though they may not think they alway do the best job, I know they are my parents for a reason!


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