Gratitude Stories: Beka’s 40th Birthday
A sister is a forever friend. Those of us that are lucky enough to have one, know the joy that comes with the territory. We were so excited when April got in touch and let us know that she needed a one of a kind gift for her big sisters birthday.
Enjoy this week’s love packed gratitude story!
Why did you want to give Beka a Tribute?
April: Beka is a really great gift giver. Her gifts are always thoughtful and meaningful. However, I struggle when I’m buying for her. So when she turned 40 years old this year, my mom, my other sister, and I felt a lot of pressure to find the perfect gift to celebrate the occasion. My mom was traveling and in a magazine on the plane, she stumbled across an ad for Tribute. We knew it would be perfect because, well, let’s be honest, who doesn’t like hearing just how much others love and appreciate you?! I was able to find friends who she hasn’t seen in years! Plus, just having our grandparents on video, retelling their favorite memories of her, was so moving (even for me)!
Beka on the red carpet
What is your favorite thing about Beka?
April (sister): My sister is genuine, loyal, & kind. She’s one of the most generous people I’ve ever known.
What were the circumstances when Beka received her Tribute?
April: We opted to surprise Beka with a Tribute and had it mailed on a USB to her home. I wasn’t there when she watched it, but based on the text message she sent me afterward… Well, it’s pretty self-explanatory (see below). I was so ecstatic and relieved. This was truly the best gift I had ever given.
How did Beka react to the video?
Beka’s text to me: I just finished watching the most amazingly special and INCREDIBLE birthday video…..wow……I think I soaked almost a whole box of tissues. This was the MOST SPECIAL thing ever……and the BEST birthday present I could have ever wanted.THANK YOU……THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I love you all so very much, and there aren’t enough words to express how I feel about you. Thank you for your hard work in getting this done. You included so many special people to be on the video. I am overwhelmed with JOY and my heart is BURSTING with LOVE!
Safe to say that April nailed it! Great work sis.
As always, if you know someone special deserves to be celebrated, we’re here to help you make it happen.