Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day Gifts From The Heart...

My husband, Ed, and I have both been battling head colds, so Valentine's Day found both of us feeling a bit "under the weather".  However, our "little ray of sunshine", aka our granddaughter, Madison, brightened our day when she visited us and came bearing Valentine's Day gifts.

One of Madison's gifts was a little jar of assorted chocolate candy.  I'm sure we'll enjoy that!  Just a night or two ago, Ed was searching for some chocolate...

The other gift Madison brought was a hand-made Valentine booklet, titled "What I Love About Mimi And E".  The booklet contained pocket pages, and each pocket had a removable page.  I've never seen anything quite like it.  Of course, what made the booklet most special were the words inside...

What I love about Mimi:  She plays games with me after we practice writing.
What I love about E:  He jumps with me on the trampoline.
What I love about Mimi:  She lets me eat at her house.
What I love about E:  He lets me go with him to haul the trash.
What I love about Mimi:  She lets me watch her movies.
What I love about E:  He plays kitchen with me.

So sweet!
Many thanks to Madison (and her mom) for making such thoughtful gifts for us.  We'll treasure them always.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Just Like A Scene Out Of A Movie...

I have no photograph to go with this post, but oh how I wish I did!  With or without a photo, I just had to tell you what I experienced one day last week!

The weather was pretty nice, and I was actually feeling good, too.  It was just before lunchtime when I decided to take a brief walk down the road and back.  I felt sure I could use some fresh air and exercise.  Did I happen to mention that our little grandson, Caden, lives at the end the road?

I'd made my way about three-fourths of the way toward the end of the road, when suddenly I looked up to see a tiny body running in my direction!  It was Caden, and he was running toward me as fast as his little legs would carry him.  It was just like a scene out of a movie...The theme from "Chariots of Fire" began to play in my head!

Apparently, someone was very excited to see me--and he made me feel so loved and appreciated.  I continued to smile for the rest of the afternoon, as I later spent some time watching granddaughter, Madison, playing outside in her yard...  Aren't grandchildren one of God's most wonderful gifts?