This post falls in the category of..."unexpected surprises".
We(the grandchildren and me) were playing outside one evening, in the last few weeks.
This little one came to me, urgently wanting me to come into the kitchen.
I couldn't imagine what she wanted.
She took my hand and quickly led me inside to my kitchen island.
There laying on the corner, was this single pink rose with a very short stem.
Thankfully, I had my camera close by.
She shyly took it in her hand, and said, "here Mawmaw, I picked this for you."
My heart skipped a beat, as I was so touched by this sweet, thoughtful gesture.
She took it with both hands, and presented it to me.
She instucted me to put it in a vase. I set it by my kitchen sink, and she was quite pleased.
Can't tell you how much this tiny, unexpected happening meant to me, especially coming from this little one.
You see, she is the one that adds so many "interesting" aspects to our daily lives.
For example, recently for a special treat, I bought them each a kid's meal at the local McDonalds. This is a rare occurence in our home, so they were quite excited.
As we were sitting at the table eating, I was involved in a conversation across the table with her brother and sister, not noticing what she was doing.
She had taken the top half of the roll off of her cheeseburger, stuck her french fries into the burger as candles, and presented it to me, singing "Happy Birthday", at the top of her little lungs:)
What creativity on her part!
I never thought of using french fries as birthday candles, did you?
Another episode happened at a local park. The running paths had workout stations. This particular one had wooden carved men placed three in a row, in a laying down position(possibly in push-up position). She quickly bent down to see this guy's face:)
Tiny, unexpected, blessings that add touches of joy to daily life. What are some of yours?