Thursday, December 23, 2004

GIFTS...... TIED WITH HEART STRINGS


What kind of gift do you give someone who doesn't remember who you are or what you meant to one another?

I struggled while thinking of a gift to give to Peggy this Christmas.

She doesn't want or need material things. She doesn't remember what a gift is any longer. She doesn't remember Christmas or me.

So,  after a lot of thought, I decided to give her gifts that are .....Tied with Heart Strings!

I will give her the gift of my laughter.

I will give her the gift of my time.

I will give her the gift of my remembrances.

I will give her the gift of my care.

I will give her the gift of my love.

I will give her the gift of pictures.... from our past as Sister's.

I will give her the gift of my voice every day.

I will give her gifts that cost no money and are not material in any way because Christmas is a time for gifts from the heart.

The best Christmas gifts are always tied with Heart Strings!

I remember when my children were small and they gave me gifts tied with heartstrings!

They had pride and joy on their faces as they presented their gifts to me.

A hand drawn picture.

 A figure molded from clay.

 A hand sewn apron.

A toy Raccoon glued to a wooden spoon. 

I especially loved the wad of masking tape that was covered in sparkles!

My heart sang when I received those gifts from my children's hands on Christmas' long ago.

So now, I must think of gifts to give my Sister, who is a small child again in many ways and needs........

ONLY GIFT'S TIED WITH HEART STRINGS!!!!!!!!!!

I love you Today, Peggy!

Merry Christmas Eve  2004

Mary Louise


7 comments:

wendy4145 said...

those are the best kinds of gifts every year =)

LOve,
Wendy

lindainspokane said...

these are the best gifts of all...i still have many of my handmade gifts my kids have made me through the years...they are the most priceless gifts i could have ever received...i just wish that santa could bring u the gift u want the most...but we all know that even santa isnt that powerful...may u and yours have a very Merry Christmas...many hugs to u ((((((((mary louise))))))))))...

linda
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stormie4851 said...

THE GIFT OF YOURSELF IS THE BEST GIFT EVER, MERRY CHRISTMAS........STORMIE

mcric5 said...

Mary Louise, your words are so beautifully phrased.It is a real pleasure to read, except to realize your pain from experience. I went to see my Mom today in the nursing home. It breaks my heart to see her in this condition. To know that she doesn't know me as close as we always were.
 Keep writing your beautiful words, dear. I know it must bring some sort of peace to your heart
 Love Mcric5@aol.com

kelly said...

those are the best gifts of all... ones made straight from the heart..wishing you peace...
Kelly~

Carlene Noggle said...

I went to see my mama at the nursing home...she had forgotten everything from our last visit...she forgets what is said from one minute to the next too..so it breaks my heart over and over everytime I see her. I hate alsheimers.
love ya,
carlene

Arlene (AJ) said...

Mary Louise, such a beautiful and touching read, there never is any bettr gift then a gift from the heart. May your words help for your sister, help you to find peace in your heart also dear.