Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sweet, Sweet Moments...

Tonight held one of those unexpected moments of such utter sweetness that it took my breath away...  It was such a simple thing...

Abby has this funny little routine where she nestles herself down in a cocoon of blankets.  It's quite fun to watch and last night I learned that there is a very specific order to the blankets...  She knew which one came first, then second...  all the way to number...  well, I lost count... 

So tonight, as we went through the routine again, she began to remind me of where each blanket came from...

The first is her pink snuggly... "PawPaw and Granny gave me this."

Next, a pink, white and red polka dot blanket...  "Mommy, you gave me this on my first Valentine with you."

Next comes the purple fuzzy blanket...  "You gave me this when I came home from China."

From there she layers on one of those fleece tie blankets... "I went with you to pick out this fabric."

Next is a beautiful blanket made by a special friend of mine...  "Mommy, who is the lady who made this?"  That she even remembers that it was made for her by someone is astounding to me...

Then the blanket that we bought her in China...  "Her special China blanket."

And it's all topped off by a small afghan that my grandmother (who just passed away) wanted her to have...   "Mama Hazel gave me this."

From there she pulled out each special animal that shares her bed and reminded me of those details also...The teddy bear that our best friends had waiting for her when she came home, the panda we gave her in China, the first kitty cat we bought her and the most recent addition of a pillow pet...  She sleeps on a pillow made for her by Scott's grandmother...

Sweet Abby remembers where everything came from...  Maybe she can't put words to it, but I have to think that somewhere in her heart, she gets how each one is a picture of how much she's loved...  Such simple things speak of so much love...

And I love that she gets that...

1 comment:

Lori said...

Oh my heart. That is so sweet!! She is literally wrapping herself up in all the goodness of her life with her forever family. What a beautiful thing! And I have a feeling all those blankets will be around forever also...to remind her of her of all those precious memories.