My five year old twin grand children came to visit today for three days. Grand daughter informed me that she had learned to sew string fabric at school and proceeded to show me how she could in fact thread a needle and stitch fabric. She then asked if I could help her make a quilt she could sew herself.
I gave her some random pieces of fabric from my table
she threaded her needle and got to work and this is the quilt she built and sewed all by herself
where my grand son could show off his natural born music talents on these drums
and they could play on all the equipment there
and pose for grandma's camera
and they proceeded to draw pictures about Shabbat (The Sabbath).
They drew "chicken, challah, wine in a wine glass, candles to be blessed,
and wrote on it: "I love Shabbat"
So sweet. None of this prompted by me.
So I went looking and found my grandmother's candle holders
and my shabbat candles and we lit them at dinner
before eating our chicken.
grandpa read a book to quiet them down
before falling asleep on the mats on the floor by our bed
I know tomorrow will be another
blessing of a day.
I wish I could give you some of what is in my heart right now.