Monday, September 28, 2015
CREATIVE TUESDAY ~ GIFTING
I immediately knew what I had to do for the theme "Gifting". It's a true story that touches my heart every time I share it. The sketch is simple and done rather quickly, but the story will last a lifetime.
This is "Jimbo" and he was "GIFTED" to me when Elijah was about 6 or 7. They were at our house up North for Easter, and when they arrived Elijah said he had a gift for me.
As you can see from my sketch, the package was wrapped by him with all kinds of paper and miles of string and ribbon. When I finally got it unwrapped I couldn't believe it was his favorite toy, a teddy bear he had since birth.
I said " Elijah, you can't give me your teddy bear, he so special, you've had him since you were a baby." To which he replied patting my knee. "Grandma, I'm a big boy now and you are old, I want you to have him." I hugged him so tight, and accepted his GIFT OF LOVE. Jimbo has a permanent place on my bed and will as long as I'm alive.
This is my Elijah now. This was taken last Christmas. And when I hear the word "Gifting"...Jimbo and Elijah will be my first thought!
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