Some things are just meant to be.
Like the coming of my granddaughter into my life a year ago.
Like the exact same age difference between us as that between my grandmother and me.
Like my granddaughter’s birthday being in December…like Grandma’s.
My granddaughter is turning five this week. She loves to read. She takes a flashlight and books with her to bed at night. Her parents and I still read to her at bedtime, though. She chooses the stories.
Naturally books must be part of Christmas and birthday celebrations…when I saw this storybook Advent calendar, I knew it was meant to be. I had to look at each tiny book before giving it to her. One of them is based on her favorite movie, Frozen. I rearranged so that will be the book she finds on her birthday.
Little bits of magic go a long way.
My son says she confessed to a sneak peek. She informed him: “I think I am going to have a special Advent calendar book on my birthday!”
My daughter-in-law says she’s in “tiny reader heaven.”
Such joy for me.
Once upon a time, my grandmother read to me.
Now my granddaughter does.
Old things made new…
an etheree celebrating my granddaughter, reading, and the storybook Advent calendar
read for love
read for yourself,
dear gift from above
a book a day, how fun
words are magic, every one
tiny reader heaven for you
advent of promise for me, to see
how the world expands, in your little hands