Those Memorable Gifts
June 11, 2007
Other than the first three years of my life, I’ve never lived near my grandparents. We saw them once, on occassion, twice during the year, and it was always a highlight.
When I was a preschooler, one of my grandmothers made a tape for me. She read storybooks and poems and talked about the lake behind their house freezing over. I think I was three, almost four, when she sent the first one, but I listened to it over and over for years.
After my sister came along, Grandma made another tape for both of us (along with a comedy routine from my grandpa and aunt), and we listened to that one too, somehow not wearing either tape out.
Which was great because this past year, my mom had them converted from tapes to MP3s. She gave them to us for Christmas, and they were such a special gift since my sister and I have kids who are the same age as we were when we listened to those tapes.
One great gift turns into another great gift!
So now my kids listen to Grandma’s stories. And they have their favorites, just like I did. Thanks, Mom and Grandma!
What about you? What are some special gifts you’ve given or received?