Tuesday, February 8, 2011

joy of love (gift from the heart)

gift from the heart

Most days without fail, I'm handed a gift or gifts.
They're carefully made with love by hand and are always for me.
They arrive at unexpected times and I smile at their arrival...
and I've been receiving them since my oldest son was a little boy.
Now my two littlest loves have started giving.

Grace draws, paints or creates something every day...
I keep all kinds of paper, markers, colored pencils and craft supplies available
in a cupboard in our kitchen.
The pictures Will draws tend to be of Batman or Robin standing next to me!
I should have taken a picture of one of them.

I treasure their gifts and have a special box for these keepsakes...
the problem is I have so many, I have to pick and choose which ones to keep.
If I throw one away and they see it in the trash...they get upset.
So sometimes I do have to hide it. ;)

joy of love

joy of love - day 8

7 kind words:

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Best gifts of all!! I get the same but too have to carefully choose which ones to keep...they get hidden under all the food and other boxes in the trash if thrown because otherwise they have a meltdown. Our kids would sure get along great ;)

Love Letters To China said...

I too have so many of these wonderful gifts from by kids. I sneak the ones I need to throw out into our recycle bin in the laundry room. I just hope no one sees it before the garbage is picked up. ;-)

the meaklims said...

How special. I agree, best gifts are the homemade ones! :)


Jill - FNA Photography said...

so sweet!

i have to hide it too - can you imagine how big my box would have to be with this many treasures handed to me daily! from 8 of our 9 children!

lovely post gail!
xoxo jill

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

aw, what a couple of sweeties!

I can see that Batman might just be your kinda man!


Sharon Ankerich said...

Those are THE best!!! EK and SJ are always making something special for me too! I too have to put them away in a 'special' place sometimes. :)
Joy to you!!!

Wanda said...

Nothing more precious. I too get daily offerings and have to be very sly to dispose of some. We'd need a new house to store it all.

Very special, Gail. Hope you're having a great week!

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