With valentine's day fast approaching we all have love on our mind as we make cards and gifts. Not that long ago I made the trip down to Watertown to see 2 of my sons and I was fortunate to spend an hour with my granddaughter Allayah. As I watched her opening her Christmas gifts and seen the pure joy on her face, it was a moment etched into my heart 4-ever. She loved all the scrapbooking gifts and her new Hannah Montana nitie. I altered & personalized a tin to hold all her "craft supplies" as you can see in the picture. When it was time for her to leave she hugged me tight and said thank you for the gifts Gramma and I love you! Today in the mail came a nice thank you card that she had made herself telling us how much she loved us. It is now hanging on the fridg and I doubt if she will ever know how much it meant to us.
When kids are small they say "I love you" and give hugs all the time but when they turn into adults that changes. I have 4 sons in their 20's and I can't remember the last time one of them said "I Love you, mom" even though I end every phone call with I Love you.....Bye! Not sure if this is a guy thing but I know it doesn't cost anything to say those little words and as a mother I can tell you that I miss those hugs and words. That's why it's nice when you have little grandchildren that freely give hugs and love us unconditionally!