I admit it! I am on my way to becoming the crazy cat lady. Bob and I are one of those couples who never were blessed with human children so we opted for cross species adoption.
Our current fur child Callie is wild and crazy and full of life. Sometimes a little too full of life, but she makes me smile and my life would not be the same without her..
This week I decided to teach her how to “ask” for treats instead of knocking the treat bag off the table. It worked. She learned quickly. Now she won’t stop “asking” for treats. If after several tries she isn’t successful she still knocks the bag off the table. Yes sir, that’s my baby!
When I was young money was tight, but no matter how poor we were mom made a special holiday dessert. I loved her Christmas Jell-O®. It was just the red and green stuff we ate the rest of the year cut into cubes with dollops of whipped cream, but it was beautiful, and always served in a crystal bowl. That is one of my most precious holiday memories. Why? Not a woman given to displays of emotion or sentimentality, that simple holiday dessert was one of the ways my mother expressed love.
You can’t give your children everything they want. It is human nature the more we have the more we want. Give your children lessons in love, joy, peace, faith and selfless giving. Also don’t forget to give your children the little things they will keep forever — memories.
What is your favorite holiday memory of a little thing that mattered most?