The Christmas PresentWhy would I choose this little wooden elephant as my precious this month? Simply because it was a Christmas present from Gracia and it epitomises her kind and generous nature.
When she was about 6 or 7, I'm not sure which, all the children in her school were given a brochure to take home with Christmas cards and small gifts for parents to order with commission going to the school. As there was a few minutes until the end of school, her teacher said that the children could look through the brochure. Gracia spotted a little carved wooden elephant family and knowing that I loved elephants formulated a plan. She asked her friend's mum to order the elephant and then paid for it with money from her money box.
The first I knew of the brochure or the secret Christmas purchase was on Christmas day when she proudly gave me the carving.
Our girl still loves to buy me little surprise gifts, always gives great thought to what she buys for Christmas and would spend her last penny on a gift for someone she loves.
Reasons to be cheerful:
1. Simple gifts that mean so much.
2. A daughter who is so insightful.
This post was brought to you as part of Sian's Story Telling Sunday - why don't you pop on over to her blog to read some more stories.