Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tiny Moment * Day 14

"Passing down traditions"
Not a day goes by that something doesn't happens that causes me to reflect to the generations that have gone before me. I am grateful every day for the traditions and values that these amazing people have created and passed down to my little family. Wether it is gathering the family together for a special occassion or instilling a good work ethic these moments have been imprinted in my mind and on my heart. We like to joke that often times the things we value sometimes skip a generation or two, but it is almost like this stuff runs in the blood and is bound to show up somewhere. Wether it is Grandpa Barrett's excitment about the latest nutritional break through (New Deal) or Ma Deb's amazing skills behind the sewing machine (wish I had it) or Grandpa Watson's passion for solitaire . . . I am telling you it shows up somewhere. And it shows up big. Who would have thought that our little ones would be so excited about plants? They seriously check on these green little guys delivered from Papa KC and Grandma Lettie every day. They water them, make sure they have sunlight, I am pretty sure by now they all have a name. Who knows if all the excitement is really about the vegitation. I can tell you that one thing is for sure . . .their Papa KC and Grandma Lettie along with many others have given them more . . . much much more than plants or parties....they have given our little family love and unifying traditions. Wether it is caring for plants, planning a family gathering, or holding an annual camping trip . . . these traditions will be forever imprinted in my mind and engrained on my heart. With all my love I thank you!

5 comments:

Ellice said...

Shauna... I love this one! What a great shot and I love your thoughts, too. Traditions are amazing things that truly tie us together :).

Debbie said...

Ohhh.. I love this one too! I would recognize that hand anywhere and I too am so grateful for traditions. Your blog brought a tear, a smile and sunshine to my day! Thanks for sharing something so dear and memorable to our 4 generations! Can you believe that? Blood runs thick through so many people.

Becca said...

Love this one! I think it's my favorite so far! What a neat pic! I love that you're expounding on your moments... I would but I don't think I have anything that great to say! :)

Jyl... said...

How neat. You are so lucky to live by Grandpa KC and Grandma Lettie. We love them and miss them lots. How fortune we are to have those kind of people in our lives.
~JYL~

Abarrett said...

Love the post. What an amazing gift it is to have such amazing family and family traditions. Thank you for reminding me! Love the pic, it says so much.