Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tis Far Better to Give...

Almost 2 years ago, I came home from VBS practice and my parents were waiting with a surprise...a new Sony VAIO laptop that they bought me for graduation. I definitely had the best laptop of everyone in my class.

About 3 months later, I found out that in order to buy my computer, my dad sold his 1983 Les Paul Custom guitar on eBay. If you aren't a guitar fan, you probably don't know that Les Paul Customs are basically the best guitars on the market - you really can't get any better. It made me absolutely sick to find this out.

So this year, I've been saving up in hopes of finding the same guitar on eBay. After being outbid a few times (once by only $25), Ben went to the guitar shop to talk to them and found out that for people who actually play their guitars, a new one is better than an old one. So I bought one and gave it to him on Saturday at Lawry's at my graduation dinner. It was definitely the best feeling on the planet. I have never seen my dad truly speechless before. He's done so much for me, it was great to finally be able to give him something back.

7 comments:

megan said...

That is so cool-what he did for you and what you did for him. btw, congrats on graduating! I am officially fascinated by your life as a professional business woman!

stacey4 said...

That is awesome!! You go girl!

Daniel & Zoe's Mommy said...

I think that's an amazing story, Emily. I can't believe you're all grown up and saving China :)


OK I'm officially a huge dork because I just referenced Mulan in a blog comment......I need some PG-13 movies!

Maggie said...

you are such a good daughter!!!

Trey Laminack said...

While we were at ACU together I sold a Kidney to buy you that expensive thing you wanted... hint hint

Also, thanks for giving my dad ideas

Emily said...

You want my kidney?

Trey Laminack said...

NO! I want a NEW kidney... like from a toddler.