December 3, 2012

I remember.....handmade ornaments

This is one of my favorite ornaments. It was made by my son when he was 3 years old. He was in Playgroup at our church...pre school for 3 year olds. My son is now 14. Fourteen. My baby boy is 14. When I think about him, being 3, his tiny little hands painting and glittering this pine's just too precious. I wish I could go back in time and glimpse a shot of him, sitting at the table, creating, watching the other kids, waiting for me to come pick him up, giving me this ornament, hanging it on the tree. Days gone by. It's almost torture for a mom to think back on these memories. Though they are fond and precious and sweet and wonderful...the longing to be there again, just for a's a little torture-ous.  Those precious, sweet, innocent days. I miss those days. Little boy, so cute and sweet, red hair, freckles, little nose, little mittens, little winter coat. 

If I told him of this memory, how much I adore it... he would say to me "ok"....and I would have to say "ok??? What do you mean, ok? You should say, aw mom, that is such a nice memory." Then my 14 year old will repeat what I said he should a monotone voice, "aw mom, that is such a nice memory." 

But, really, I just love this pine cone!


  1. What a sweet memory. Kids grow up way too fast. My "baby" brother is 42 years old and I used to hold him in my arms and feed him a bottle! That pine cone is so precious. I hope you have it forever.

  2. That is a really nice pine cone, and a treasure for you to hang on to! Someday he will look back on it the same way that you do! :)

  3. It's so amazing to me how fast they grow up!! Last week my youngest son turned 10 and this week my daughter turns 5. .I just keep thinking. .FIVE. .how did you get to be FIVE!!! None of them have ever wished to stay little. .cause I asked 'em. .they all wanted to keep growing. .I'll never forget that when my 16 year old turned 2, I was lamenting to a dear older friend. .and he said. ."Yes, and in about 2 years he will turn 21! Some days the process of being a mom is so tedious and exhausting. .but I keep reminding myself that it will soon just be a memory!! Enjoy the sentiments!!

  4. This brought me to tears! Good ones :) I have four children 1-9, and they're all a handful in their own ways. Sometimes I find myself looking forward to the days when they are older, and easier to manage (does that ever happen?! ;) I find little reminders every day to enjoy where I am. Thanks for posting this :)