My Mom delighted in extending Christmas joy by taking my kids shopping for their Christmas presents after the holidays. They loved the extra one-on-one time with grandma and spending the day together. I say that the greatest compliment when someone has a brilliant idea is to adopt it! So this year, for Christmas each of the grands got a small gift and a gift certificate with a designated amount to spend on their day with grandma!
I didn’t think I would get an education and a blessing from my littles, but I did! I guess the new term is “stuffies,” the bigger the better. You don’t just tuck them under your arm, you lay on them, carry them on your shoulders and snuggle with them. We even took one of them to the movies! No extra ticket required. There is nothing more comforting than a stuffy. They gloried in their giant beasts, and I reveled in watching them enjoy them. The whole experience warmed my heart.
I must admit, this New Years was a bit rough. My 90-year-old father passed into his heavenly home. However, I was gifted with a new pleasure, that of snuggling with my grands and their “stuffies.” I might just need to go get one of my own. I rather missed them after they went home. I contemplated the puppy, but prefer for the less time consuming option for now. Stuffies, a beautiful way to receive healthy comfort when missing loved ones, young and old.