On December 25, 1989 I was given a handmade stove from my great-grandparents. I would be turning seven the following week and loved to pretend to cook, so my wonderful great-grandparents (Irvin and Vera) used their talents and skills to lovingly craft this perfect little stove.
They even had the foresight to make the knobs teal – one of my favorite colors now.
I am so blessed to have known my great-grandparents (in particular, I knew Great-Grandma Vera very well; she lived down the street until she went to Heaven when I was 18).
I’m so grateful that they took the time to create something that I could pass down to my own children. How many can say they have something their great-great-grandparents made?
I pray that our children will cherish their family history like Brennan and I do. I pray that when they have families of their own they will remember to tell their children of the love that has been passed down for generations.
And I hope they take care of this stove so that their children can enjoy it, too.