Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Seriously, how tender is this?

My mom (aka "The Rodeo Queen) always gave my kids books for Christmas. And on the inside cover she always wrote a little message. Here's what she wrote inside of THE ESCAPE OF MARVIN THE APE by Cara and Mark Buehner.

"Dear Geoffrey,

"Love you to pieces. You are such a lively little boy. You love all types of gadgets: the phone, the T.V., computers, and any machine seems to challenge you.

"This year you have learned to talk. We love the way you say 'Grandpa LaVell and Grandma Pat.

"We sure had fun at the beach!

Love Grandpa LaVell and Grandma Pat"

She did this for years--wrote a little message about that year's highlights. Such a gift!

4 comments:

thesixthseason said...

Omigosh! What a great idea! I give books all the time, but I have never written messages in them, and to review the year makes those books even more memorable!

Thank Grandma Pat for the wonderful idea. Btw, my sweet mother's-in-law name was Pat.

Marcia said...

I'm totally going to do that when I am a grandma. That's my life's goal now. Be Grandma. (Yeah, I've got somewhat of a wait, but it's going to be awesome.)

wjmom said...

Books are treasures in their own rite, but to add witness of a grandmother's love? Touching, tender, precious, and oh-so-cherishable! (Yes, "cherishable" IS a word.)

Donna said...

Dearest Ann
I have taken a real vacation from the internet.....but I have caught up on the real blog I love to read....
anyway.....please tell TRQ that this is something I will do when I have grandchildren. What a great idea.....what a great legacy....

Ann, thank you for sharing your family with us. I love you all......