Saturday, December 27, 2008

We made some Memories....






My grandma Onie spent Christmas with our family. How lucky we were! I know that after 89 Christmases that she must have some kind of memory as to Christmases as a child. On Christmas morning I crawled into bed with her, and asked what she remembered. She recalls her "Pa" only buying one toy and placing it under the tree for all four children to enjoy-It might have been a wagon, or bicycle according to Gram. It made me realize how simple life used to be. The world we live in has become so complex and materialistic. We went to church on Christmas morning, and during the sermon I looked over to see Gram grab hold of Taylor's hand and hold it....Tay caressed her hand and fingers......it was a sight that made my heart skip a beat. This Christmas wasn't about the gifts we exchanged but the moments that we spent not only as a family, but with my dear Gram.



Somewhere along my journey...in an email or blog post I came across this and wrote it down- This sums this Christmas all up!



"Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly, and leave the rest to God."






3 comments:

Michelle StClair said...

How special to spend time with her. And so true about Christmas....

aimee said...

my sentiments exactly about what christmas has become! your gram is lovely, what special memories! beautiful quote, tfs

Jen Martakis said...

What sweet memories. How blessed you are to have spent Christmas with her. Wow, the one toy under the tree...amazing. It is sad how complex life has become.