Do you remember childhood birthday gifts from grandparents? My maternal grandma had 20 grandkids and lived on a very fixed income. Therefore, birthday gifts from Grandma Shadduck rarely, if ever, happened.
And if it did happen, it was a special gift worth remembering ... even decades later.
While I don't recall which birthday I was celebrating, I do remember my surprise and excitement in opening up my very own loaf of cinnamon raisin bread!
That loaf of bread, purchased from a small grocery store, with funds that supported a grandma's fixed income, was the sweetest gift ever. (No pun intended!) It was a true gift of love.
Last week, we celebrated the birthday of one of our grandsons, and it seemed only fitting that he would receive a box of pop-tart bites - his favorite. He was surprised and excitedly announced ... "This is a silly gift!"
But I hope, years from now, when he celebrates his own grandchildren's birthdays, he will remember the year he received a box of pop-tart bites and realize it was a true gift of love.
Written in memory of my dad who is celebrating another birthday in Heaven!
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