Friday, August 6, 2010

Remembering the Gifts

"Looking back I see the many gifts that were blessings wrapped in small packages."
~Mama Hen

What do you recall with a smile when you think back to your childhood? I have quite a few memories, but one that stands out is our family Sunday mornings. I can remember when my sister and I were really little we used to wake up and jump in bed with my mom and dad and anxiously await the super stories my father would tell. He would say they were tales from when he was a child, but somehow I know the stories got jumbled in the years that had passed and they became my father's extraordinary originals! We would listen with such love for the way he unraveled the storyline. It was such an incredible part of growing up. We then would head down for our Sunday morning family breakfast where my mom would make yummy scrambled eggs and German pancakes the size of a huge pan and as thin as paper.

I thought about this as I was reading to Little Chick last night before she went to sleep. It is one of my favorite things to do with her. She loves books! I wonder if she will have the same fond memories of these moments as I do from my childhood.

Come Join my new network of magnificent bloggers!

I would love a little vote on Top Mommy Blogs to the left! A huge thank you to all who vote for Mama's Little Chick!

35 comments:

  1. That is a great memory! I am certain that little chick is going to remember many wonderful things that you and her did together, how could she not? You guys have one of the sweetest mother daughter relationships I have ever seen. BTW I gave a shout out to your network on my post today, hopefully people are checking it out! I hope you and little chick have a wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for the follow....following you back!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am all signed up to the nestwork! Thanks. I'm off to go and vote for you now too!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks so much for visiting and following. I'm following back. :) Yep, my dad is a great storyteller too and I still love to hear the same tall tells he used to tell us 30 years ago!

    ReplyDelete
  5. You're raising a book-loving child, so you're definitely doing something right! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks so much for following back. :)

    One of my fondest memories was of my dad taking me on carriage rides around town and each time I would pick one with a white horse! Those were special moments. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Howdy! Thank you for following me back! I voted for you and I also added your button to my blog on the right sidebar. Lovely post! It's wonderful to reminisce about family times.

    ReplyDelete
  8. P.S. I also joined your Nestwork. I just need some time to navigate and learn the workings, LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hey Mama Hen, i sure would love to and be honored..:)I possibly can't think of any topic yet as of now... will get back in some time. Please let me know how we go about it.. when do i need to have the post up... thanks for offering!

    i love recollecting my story time with Daddy..:)

    Love,
    Ruth

    ReplyDelete
  10. Think about that all the time, what kind of memories I am giving my kiddo's of their childhood. Sometimes that's all I have to keep me in check!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Such a sweet story. I love to read to Alice too at bed time. Thank you for sharing.

    OH p.s. I just voted! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. going to vote for you now!
    Right now, Little Bit crawls in my lap to have his stories read to him. It's just so delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Mama Hen, you're creating such memorable times for Lil chick. Believe she'll remember all that you do for her! Your father is always with you in spirit and watching out for you in heaven (= thanks for sharing a great memory with us.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh yes, Little Chick will have fond memories of the time you spent reading to her at bedtime. It is a wonderful part of the bedtime routine! (and fun to read about your memory of your dad's stories). :-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi I am your newest follower from the Friday Blog Hop!

    Hope you can stop by and visit my blog.
    http://shining2save.com

    Have a Great Day!

    Kari

    ReplyDelete
  16. what a great memory. my favorite memories as a kid are our roadtrips to visit family in louisiana. We'd get there and I think I played outside for two-three days straight! Also, the memories of me taking trips just my mom and I after the divorce. It brought us closer and we bonded like never before. I was young, so we always did FUN things to keep our minds off of our struggles! I hope to make MANY memories with my boys that will leave an impression and stay in their hearts forever.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Howdy! I'm now following! Cute blog!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love this! What a wonderful picture of you and your father. My dad was (is) a storyteller too. :-) Looking foward to Monday! I have my post all ready to go. :-) See ya then!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Such a sweet memory! Love the vivid details you remember! I may not have had memories like this growing up, but I can do my best to make our own family memories. Thanks for inspiring me, Mama Hen!

    Jinnia

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a lovely memory! :)

    Following from Friday Follow!

    ReplyDelete
  21. it's awesome having great memories from when you were a child also stories you can pass down. your childhood sounds so sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi! I found you on Friday Follow! Super cute blog and now following you!

    www.ryanchristyandlanden.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. thanks for your comments on my blog today...I'll try some of your suggestions :) Today, I also found some dry erase crayons...they are washable and great because they don't smell or dry up if we were to leave the caps off! They were 2.99, tried them out this afternoon and they are great, so we practiced letters on the dry erase board like your suggestion of sidewalk chalk outside :) THANKS AGAIN!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It looks like you have a nice place here. I'm following you back.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Mama, those are great memories! I'm going to go out on a limb here and say Lil Chick will definitely remember all the amazing times she is having with you. More than anything she will know she is loved - no memory is more important than that. PS Congrats on the Nestwork you are a busy Mama

    ReplyDelete
  26. What wonderful memories you have! And YES- your daughter will remember them all! My Dad still reads aloud, Twas the Night Before Christmas each Christmas Eve. We are in our thirties and still sit around him and listen to him read to us! We got the Hallmark recordable version last year and had him record himself reading it. So special. You never get too old! She will remember.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Following you back!

    Sofia
    http:frompdxwithlove.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. Those are wonderful and vivid memories! And what a great photograph of the two of you!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. The review/giveaway category for my blog sounds great :) Sorry.
    Hollywood Chic
    Amanda

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thanks for the follow. I am following you back!

    http://grammyjanetsplace.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  31. Thanks for following me at amazingmess.com! I'm following you!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Thanks for your comment and for stopping by my blog All signed up here and on also following your lovely blog!!
    naina

    ReplyDelete
  33. That is such a sweet memory. I have very few memories of my childhood (PTSD) but one of the things I do remember is staying with my great aunt in her house. It was kind of an old, creepy kind of place but she always made it feel so warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete

 

Blog Design By Sour Apple Studio © All Rights Reserved.