Thursday, October 1, 2009

made with love

Once upon a time. . .

a little girl. . ..

lived on a farm close to a small village.

Her mommy loved her so much. . .

that she knit her a wee dress upon her arrival.

She wore the dress every Sunday. . .

until it fit her no longer.

The mommy loved her so much. . .

that she tucked the dress away so that the little girl would know someday that she had been very loved.

When the little girl grew up. . .

she thought that maybe she would have a little girl that would wear the little dress. .

but the grown up little girl. . .

had two little boys.

The little wee baby dress. . .stayed tucked away.

When the the first little boy grew up. . .

he married a beautiful maiden.

The grown up little girl. . .

wondered if they would have a baby girl that could wear her baby dress during the cold days of winter.

Then on a perfect day in July. . .

a little girl was born.

Her grammie loved her so much . .

that she gave her a special name. .

Kanneloni Macaroni. . .because the baby girl's grandpa loves nothing more than his pasta.

Yesterday. . .the grown up little girl. . .

pulled the wee baby dress she out of her cedar chest.

She washed it. . and looked at the buttons.

She didn't love the blue buttons that no longer matched the faded embroidery. . .

so she looked in her mommy's old button drawer to find some white buttons.

She found a little card. . .with three little blue buttons. . .missing.

She wondered. . .

could this be the card that my mommy bought fifty years ago to put blue buttons on my dress?

She took the card. . .and held it next to the baby dress. .

and saw. . .that the buttons matched.

She thought about how her mommy was sentimental to even have saved the button card.

As the grown up little girl removed the little blue buttons. . .

she tucked them away.

She thought to herself. .

you just never know when this baby girl. . .will grow up. . .

and need something blue.

OH. . fantastic news. . .I'm taking a sabbatical day tomorrow. .

See you on Monday.

All for now. .

20 comments:

  1. What a wonderful gift to have to pass on to your little Miss KM! Great-grandmommy's love continues...

    Enjoy your long weekend!!

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  2. Such tiny stitches on that dress...and imagine her doing that knitting with boys still rollicking about in the home. How ever did she manage to find the time. She was an excellent knitter, you can tell from the pictures.

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  3. Such sweet things to cherish and remember and what a great gift to pass on. Enjoy your sabbatical :0)

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  4. Very sweet! You mom must have been so tickled pink to have a little girl after all!
    I noticed - 6 buttons for 25 cents? That's one good reason to hang on to them, isnt' it? My Omi kept her buttons in a jar and it was fun to look at them as kids.

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  5. Little Miss KM is most privileged to be the recipient of such a treasure...complete with the story told in Grammie's words. Grammie...could you make this into a little book for Miss KM?

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  6. A real cute story Lovella. I have a few things tucked away like that also. What a privilege to share the story of a special dress.

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  7. What a sweet little dress - and how special that you found the original button card.

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  8. Wow - I can't believe you had the button card, that is very special. It is so neat to have special clothing to pass down to new little ones!

    Our twins get the most compliments when they wear clothes that Lance's mom saved from his childhood. And my grandpa recently gave us a couple of items that grandma saved from when my uncle was a baby. Those are treasures to me.

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  9. Wow - I can't believe you had the button card, that is very special. It is so neat to have special clothing to pass down to new little ones!

    Our twins get the most compliments when they wear clothes that Lance's mom saved from his childhood. And my grandpa recently gave us a couple of items that grandma saved from when my uncle was a baby. Those are treasures to me.

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  10. Absolutely precious!!! Love the sweet little dress!

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  11. Too Cute and Soooo Sweet ...
    The best gifts ~ made with Love

    Happy Weekend Wanderings,
    Maria

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  12. I love this story. It is full of thoughtfulness, caring and sentiment. Lucky Ms KM to have a grammy to care for her in this way.... and over more time, who knows where this beautiful little dress will be.

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  13. Ok... now you have me in tears !!!

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  14. Love it and love your heart. May God be glorified...


    come by we made an announcement on our latest adoption ....

    I know a teaser, but tempting you to come by quick!

    Kimmie
    mama to 7
    one homemade and 6 adopted

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  15. Your post brought tears to my eyes, and a warmth to my heart. Your mommy adored you...I knew her...I saw it in not only in the twinkle in her eyes, but in her kindness to you. Do keep the blue buttons...because I know something blue will most likely be passed along at a most appropriate moment. This past year I passed along something old...my grandma's lace white hankie...my sweet niece carried it on a very special occasion...along with a locket from her other side of the families grandfather. What a sweet little pink dress. I hope you took some pictures of KM in 'your' dress...stitched with love. Kathy

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  16. So precious. I'm sure your little grandlady will treasure it always.

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  17. This was so, so sweet. Such a wonderful demonstration of love. C.

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  18. What a beautiful story! I was blessed!

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  19. I wish every little girl had a grammy like you. When you tell a story, even if it is about a little pink dress that has been passed down, you make it so interesting. I do believe you could write books. I would buy them. What a beautiful knitted dress!

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Thank you!