Today's Treasure Chest Thursday post is a very personal one and I sincerely debated about whether or not I wanted to share it. If you have view my previous "treasures" you will see that my treasures are mostly photographs or trinkets; memories of my loved ones. Today's post is no exception. The card pictured is a thank you note from my daddy. When he was turning 60 years old, we talked about throwing a surprise party for him. A few people thought it would be better to wait until his retirement at 65, but we decided we wanted to go ahead and do it for his birthday. I am so thankful we did, because 3 years later, we lost him to pancreatic cancer and he never got to have the retirement he so richly deserved. Surprisingly enough, we actually were able to surprise him and we all had a wonderful time. Thankfully, we have it all on video so my children, who were 3, newborn, and unborn at the time, can see how many people loved their grandpa and what a special man he was. A few days after the party, my husband and I received this card in the mail from my dad. I always recognized his handwriting, so I knew right away it was from him. It was highly unsual for dad to send us anything because mom was the person in the family that did all the "card sending", but dad wanted us to know how much the party had meant to him. Everytime I read his note, I feel the tears filling my eyes and I thank God that we decided not to wait for his party. It was a night that Daddy loved and that we will never forget!