Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Gifts

Hannah -you started this tradition with me the Christmas you were two years old. That year we hand made gifts for you to give out to all of our family. We spent so long pressing fimo clay into tiny little tin containers with glass lids. Each one got a red ribbon on it so that you could hang the little ornament on your tree, showing off the tiny little snowman inside. You are such an artist that you guide the creative side of the projects now as much as I do. You and I do these handmade gifts every year with Sadie. Last year we made hand rolled bees wax candles with such success that we brought the project back this year. I like them because they can be used to help celebrate the season in the household of whoever is lucky to receive one from you both. They burn beautifully.

This year while we were making them I had an off cut from a sheet of bees wax that was a bit bigger than the other ones. I rolled it up myself and said "Here, this one can be for us. We can burn it on Christmas eve. For Baby Jesus!" We continued to roll a few more and after each one we remembers someone else that we wanted to give a gift to. "This one is for Cam." "This one is for Grandma." " This one is for Joshie." Then I heard one little voice beside me say "This one's for Nana." The little voice on my other side chimed in "We'll burn it for her with God in heaven."

I can't believe I was worried about this Christmas going by without a proper sense of celebration.

3 comments:

Kate said...

Stop making me cry!!! Your angels here are as precious as the one Nana hangs with there. I love you, guys. xxox

Gretel said...

How beautiful. You must take such comfort and joy from your daughters. I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

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