Saturday, January 30, 2010

I'll Always Remember This....

Today, Grace, Sophie, and I went to a friend's party celebrating his promotion to Captain of his Fire Department (go Keith!!!). Grace took home a red balloon as her parting gift. Upon which, as soon as we got out of the car, it wiggled itself free of Grace's grasp and up, up it went. And out, out came the tears! I was a little surprised at this reaction, and after about 5 minutes of crying, I was wondering if she would ever stop. I mean, she's little big to be crying over balloons, right?

I was wrong. And silently, she came inside.....pulled out her crayons....and without a word to me, drew this as her expression of her loss.

Caption reads (in kindergarten writing):
" I wish the balloon didn't go away."

Talk about breaking your heart! It's been a while since I've been five, and obviously, I need to rethink what their priorities are. Balloons are a very big deal!


Anonymous said...

I guess sometimes we all need to be reminded that our girls are still "Little" girls with simple wishes and wants....That pic made me tear up.....sweet Grace

JMass said...

Grace has such a sweet spirit. Our children do find joy in the little things. I wish I would've known...I would have loved to give her another one.

Keri said...

Aw, poor Gracie. This tugged at my heartstrings.

Donna said...

Grace's sweet spirit shines yet again! I still have on my desk the artwork she did that says "Do What God Says". Her warm heart and pureness of grace always shows in her color calming. So perfect. You should start scanning them all in and do a coffee table book...I would buy one ;p Tell Grace I am her fan (in every way).

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