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Homemade Love!

I always make something homemade k5865489 for someone at Christmasand whether they like it or not… I will probably never know… I’ve made fleece throws $(KGrHqV,!lUE4lsbK!mUBOVrbG)3Ew~~60_1 … embroidered k2257904… made ornamentscookies/breads, etc. …

This year my daughter-in-law had the kids make each other a gift… My 11-year-old granddaughter, Kennedy …

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… made her little brother, Carson… a “Viking” tied fleece throw xprd82544_m… He plays peewee football k10305399and that is his team’s name… He threw his arms around her… You have to know he’s 8… and said, “I love it!” k10853419… to her surprise… The love at that moment was pure bliss!…

and he in turn who loves to make things with wood… was to make her a Lego table 6537611904p… because they both love building with Legos LEGO_logo_svg … I wasn’t present when that event happened… but, I’m sure it was received with love STA0001also…

My oldest Granddaughter, Taylor

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surprised us all by taking her little brother, Carson…

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shopping for ornaments and then making cards with him to attach the ornaments to… We learned this after receiving our precious gifts

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I have to give credit to their Mom for instilling the gift of giving from your heart in them…

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and I’m sure some day this tradition will be passed on…

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“Show By Example…Will Never Be Forgotten!”

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I just talked to my daughter-in-law… she wanted to know if I remembered I was having my grandson tonight?… uhhhh?… I hate to say it, “I had forgotten!”  … not a big deal… I’ll take my grandkids anytime I can… I couldn’t believe a week had passed… I had him last Friday  night… Mom and Dad both having to work… and had promised I’d have him this Friday too… Both working again…

This time I will have Carson

and his big sister, Kennedy

… Great!… Love seeing them both… I say, “They can spend the night if they want”  … Sometimes they do and sometimes they have other plans… I’ve learned to understand that they are growing up and have friends they like being with…

Last week Carson couldn’t spend the night because he had a parade the next day… A parade with his fellow football players … all of the teams riding in trucks  and walking to show their team spirit  

He was excited about making some signs to show his support… so Grandma (me)… with her never-ending supply of ideas … helped him make a sign  … We made it out of a box… covered in paper… glued “Viking” pictures … and drew pictures… and painted … put it on a stick provided by his Poppy… and hung gold and purple ribbons  from it… Well, I guess you get the picture… He thought it was just awesome!… Our heads put together can usually come up with some pretty nifty stuff

We made various other smaller signs… and he told me, “Taylor made me one too”… that’s his older sister

I left him to watch TV for a while and got on   … He would come in and get a few supplies from my stash … I had no idea what he was doing until he brought 3 cards to me and asked me, “Will you spell a few words for me?” He’s seven … and he had written most of what he wanted to say by himself… The gist of it was… He had written notes to all three of his coaches telling them how they were the best coaches his team could have… then placed them in envelopes to take to them the next day…

Of course tears came to my eyes of how thoughtful he was… how he had done this all on his own… how “smart” I think he is!… but, of course the main thing is that he has a good heart  … and maybe he’s already learning to show it to others … I just think that’s such a wonderful thing… Way to go Mom and Dad… Sisters… maybe even Grandparents… for showing him the way others should be treated

I always say, “Show by example… and it will never be forgotten!”

Love you Carson!

PS… Mom held the sign high and everyone commented on how great it was at the parade… I knew it all along!

Go Vikings! – GO!

Just checked on my Grandson …second night for Football Practice Hard time last night…lots of running, high-stepping, hot …new group of kids…new coaches …”Oh,oh!”, I hear my granddaughter  saying …”What?”, I ask…”Carson is going to cry”…”How do you know?”, I ask…”Because he’s got that look on his face”, she explains…and then I saw it!…as he came off the field with his little face looking so sad…so upset…and holding his stomach…He’s sobbing that uncontrollable sob …can hardly talk…I hate that feeling…but, to see my Grandson in such anguish…I could hardly bear it…He keeps saying his stomach hurts …through his sobs and tears…I hold him on my lap, get him cooled down with water and tell him just to relax…and try to calm down…He finally gets it together, but is NOT going back out on that field this night…Even after seeming to feel much better…he is emphatic about not returning to the group of other boys still practicing …He does though …go up to get directions twice…so I felt he was trying…and tell him so…probably all he could do …He just felt so bad!…He said he would come tomorrow…but, no more tonight…

So tonight I called to check on him…His big sister said, “He did just fine…practiced the whole two hours”…I hear him in the background…talking… I ask to speak  to him…”I’m so proud of you, I say…I heard you did well!”…I tell him I love him and Poppy is proud of him too… He responds with “I love you too!”…I hear in his voice that he is happy and feeling fine tonight…No more stomach aches …I guess we’ll be cheering on Carson and his Viking ” team  in the weeks to come…

“My Kids!”…

“My Kids”  had handicaps as you have probably ascertained from all my writings…These handicaps…call them physical, mental or just plain butterflies in the stomach  are real…Sometimes these handicaps have to be addressed …sometimes these handicaps have to be handled with kid gloves …sometimes these handicaps have to be hugged and loved without judgement …We all have some sort of handicap…I saw that many years ago…and after working with the children I did…I came to recognize the symptoms…That’s when you have to make a judgement call…just like a coach at a little fellows football game …You had to decide if the child needs a push to get past a roadblock …or if the child just needs a little prodding…to set them on track…or was it time to give in and just love  them…accept them for their disability at the moment …I hear love can cure a lot of things…praise gets you further than ridiculing…encouragement gives the person a feeling that he/she can do it …and love   lets the person know you care about them beyond the handicap that has popped up in their life… so we cheer the person on and in turn the handicap will diminish