When you make something to give away you never quite know how it will be received . . . but you give it away and hope. Like watching a child leave home because you put everything into it that you could at the time.
Yesterday I received a gift in return. Spontaneous words of appreciation.
“Nanna, you know that book you gave me for my birthday.”
“The nature one?”
“No, the one with the photos.”
“I really like it.”
And she gave me a cuddle so at this point my heart melted all over again.
Three weeks ago for her seventh birthday she received a book with 5 years worth of photos of her taken at my house . . . but I received something much more precious.