Saturday, January 07, 2012

What Will They Remember?

I was reading another blog this morning. She was talking about Christmas and family and what brings you joy? I started thinking about family and the littles and what they will REALLY remember about Christmas this year. I HOPE they will remember Jesus and family and fun times and excitement and all the things that go along with Christmas that we all enjoy. But you know what I REALLY want them to remember?


Because it's truly in the GIVING that we receive.

Most all of our neighbors are elderly. We give them all a small gift each year. For the last couple of years it's been a holiday gift box of Lance Crackers. Just a small gift to let them know someone cares about them. Hubs always delivers the gifts. He usually puts on his Santa hat and walks through the neighborhood delivering.:) This year he took our oldest granddaughter with him. She is four and really understands giving. Poppy told her they were delivering *CHRISTMAS CHEER* which she said, *Poppy, this isn't Christmas Cheer, these are Lance Crackers.*  :) A teachable moment here.

Last week I was visiting and out of the blue she said:

*Nonny, remember when me and Poppy delivered Christmas Cheer?*

THAT'S what I want them to remember.


Gale said...

You are so a Grammy, it is the most important goal for me as I "babysit" often with my grands, to teach them love, care, and compassion. These are the teachable moments that I want to seize every day, for I know they will grow up with values to shape their futures. Love your blog, by the way!!

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

That is so beautiful ... memories are protected in the heart forever.
Blessings for a new year to you and your family.

Love Being A Nonny said...

Justabeachkat has left a new comment on your post "What Will They Remember?":

You and Poppy are so fortunate to spend a lot of time with your littles. I'm sure they will remember ALL you do for them. Lucky you! I'm looking forward to seeing Daven next Thursday...can not wait!


Connie said...

Teachable moments are the best! Love that poppy took her along....she will never forget. I love it!

Teeter said...

Priceless memories!

Just a little something from Judy said...

This is a great post! It is so true, my heart wants to teach them all of the most valuable lessons. I love your 4 year old's comment at the end. They are fortunate to have grandparents like you two.

sharon said...

So agree! These moments are what memories are made of!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love those teachable moments and try to look for them everyday....