Sunday, February 27, 2011

Treasured Tokens Thursday












Since I was in Oregon, I didn't get a chance to sit and blog, although I did get to do some Facebooking. But here are a couple of treasures. I had both girls' handprints done for both grandparents and they still have them. Actually, my step-mom was cleaning out her things and asked if the girls would like their handprints back. I gave Danielle hers and Liz is letting me keep hers. They are such little treasures because it reminds me of how small their hands were at ages 6 and 4.

Those little hands that gripped my finger while I held them in my arms as babies. Hands that held mine when they first started to walk. The hands that played in the dirt. The fingers that formed play-doh into animals or whatever their little hearts desired. The hands that gripped their favorite dollies/stuffed animals tightly when they went to bed. Danielle's hands holding a bat as she played softball. Liz's hands gripping the uneven bars in gymnastics. Danielle now mixing and serving others their coffees (I like my freebies). Liz serving those who are learning or relearning speech with sign. And both hands adorned with beautiful engagement/wedding rings from their loved one. They grow so quickly and I miss those little hands.  

4 comments:

Mallory said...

Beautiful Robbin! I did these too!

Joanie said...

Yes, I treasure our "pawprints!" This is so eloquent, Robbin. I love your mother's heart in thinking of those tiny hands and what you were doing together and what they're doing now.

liz oelker said...

Dude, you made me cry momma. I havent read your blog in a while. Miss you momma. Love you more than you know!!

Danielle said...

I concur with everything Elizabeth said (obvi the part about not reading your blog in a while too)