Tonight I popped popcorn the "old fashioned" way right on the stove top with melted butter and salt. I told my kids this is how grandma and grandpa made popcorn for me when I was a little girl. They absolutely loved it! My mom passed a little over a year ago and since then I think of things she did for us so I can share and pass them on to my children. Also, the world has changed so much I want to "bring back" some of the "old fashioned" ways into my kids lives.
So many of my happy childhood memories are filled with my mom because of my mom. Thank you mom & dad for making such wonderful memories and thank you God for birthing me into this family. I have safely tucked these 'specials' in a heart shaped box in my heart and I pray that I will create the same loving memories for my children.
Of course now since I have my own kids I often look back at my childhood. At one time in my life I took those special moments and great things my parents did for us for granted. Why is that? Perhaps because I thought they are my parents and isn't that what they are supposed to do? As I get older my eyes thankfully have opened wider. There are so many children in this world even in America who can't say the same about their childhoods. Its truly very sad.
My prayer today is for children all over the world would be given happy memories that they can cherish & tuck away in their own hearts for a lifetime.