Being a grandma and being retired offers many perks. There’s extra time to attend my grandkids’ events, be a TeamMate, go to movies during the day and sleep late if I want. This past month, however, I challenged myself to take on an opportunity I’d thought about doing for some time: a mission trip.
This year, I got a tremendous surprise. I opened a small gift bag and the card said my birthday gift was outside the garage. I went out the door and saw a big red wooden box labeled “Little Free Library.”
We have many family holiday traditions. I sometimes worry that’s the only way our grandkids will remember us. I realize their lives will grow as they get into college, begin a career and start their own families. These experiences will really create those long-term memories. Until then, I’m all about creating moments of joy that make us smile. Memories of holiday traditions are especially wonderful!
At one point, I contemplated donating all of the costumes. However, I soon realized these costumes would be in demand again. At an early age, our grandkids realized that finding this giant blue rubber tub and dressing up in fluffy ballet dresses was something they weren’t able to do at home. Read More