One day last week, Levi and I made ornaments together. I have a big trunk filled with plastic Christmas balls just ready to be filled with whatever strikes his fancy! Feathers, little reindeer, tiny beads, pictures we drew…anything and everything. We have lots of things to string and hang and lot to make garland from. We save it all…year after year…and we have quite a collection now.
After we got a little weary of that, we opened up the other boxes that belong to him, and pulled out all his favorite ornaments. We started collecting little red trucks carrying trees when he was just a baby. Now we get any color truck and have branched out to other vehicles….motorcycles, cars, campers, firetrucks…anything that goes! I think we have about 40 now!
As we worked together, side by side, on his tree, he was talking up a storm. These words really touched my heart…
“Lulu, I remember doing this. We have done this before. We always put my tree right here and it always makes me happy. Is that called a MEMORY?”
I answered…“Yes, sweet boy, it is a precious memory. Those are the kind that stick in your brain very well because you really enjoy doing something. It is a sweet memory for me, too.”
He spoke again and said...” I think it is because I like when we do things together. It makes me happy when you and me can make things. I love all my tree things and the ornaments I made, and today you taught me how to tie a slip knot! It was hard, but now I can do it! This is a good day!”
I thought…”Oh, my little man…you have no idea how I treasure every day we can spend together…you’re 7 now and things will continue to change for you. Other things will become more important as time goes by and spending these kind of days together will get less and less. It’s the way of the world. I hope we can still have special days together. But these precious memories are locked away in my heart of hearts forever!”
That’s all. Just sharing a sweet moment between grandmother and grandson. Making memories. Hope you make a lot of sweet memories this Christmas, too!