I love warm fuzzy stories. So, I’ll share a little one with you, if you will then share a little one with us. Deal?
About four years ago, money was a little tight around Christmas, so I needed to be very resourceful about gifts for the children.
Danno (17 at the time) came to me one day with his favorite quilt–one I had made for him from old denim salvaged over the years from our worn out jeans, etc. He informed me that he had outgrown it; meaning, it wasn’t long enough to cover his feet any more.
I asked him if he was ready to pass it down to Termite. “NO WAY!! I want you to add on to it for me and patch the worn places.”
Overhearing the conversation, Termite (8 at the time) asked me why he didn’t have a quilt of his own. I assured him one day he would have his own special quilt.
And my wheels began to spin. I made a trip to the storage shed to get the crate of old denim. Next I moved my sewing machine to the kitchen table and soon after was busier than a one-handed tailor.
While Termite was home, I worked on Danno’s quilt, and told him to be sure and keep the secret! And after Termite went to bed, I worked on Termite’s quilt, telling Danno to be sure and keep the secret.
And Christmas morning, there could not have been two happier boys than these.
As soon as they opened their quilts, they snuggled up together on the couch, each wrapped in his gift made with so much love.
Now if that don’t give you the warm fuzzies, then I don’t know what will!
Now it’s your turn to share a story from A Christmas Past!
For extra incentive to share those stories, everyone who posts a story will be entered into a drawing for an 8×10 print of your choice printed at your local photo shop, as long as they have an online service such as Walgreen’s, Sam’s Club, etc.