Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wonder-full!


There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.
There are seven million.

~Walt Streightiff~

I love watching kids play . . . and I love their creativity! Yes, they enjoy all the tech toys that are available to them, but they can also create a wonderland from almost nothing.

That's what Aiden, Isaac, and Abby did when they were here last week . . . and what they always do during their visits. Just give them a few quilts to hang over the bunk bed and a chair or two, and suddenly the "kids' room" is transformed into a fort. Tie a flashlight to the slats of the bunk bed, and play begins. Well . . . actually building the fort was as much fun for them as playing inside it, I think!

Years from now, I hope they look back on these days and remember the joys of creating . . . and play that cost nothing . . . and working as a team . . . and finding pleasure in the simple things. And I hope they can still picture the amazing creativity of the MawMaw, the great-grandmother they never knew. She made the beautiful quilts that form the walls of their fort, so it was almost as if her creative hands encircled them as they played inside their hideaway.

Creativity comes in so many forms and is expressed in so many ways - and is no respecter of age. But seeing the world through the wonder-filled eyes of a child is priceless!

But I can think of one thing more special . . . and that's seeing the world and people through the eyes of The Creator, who looked at the works of His hands and said, "It is good."

And I look back on the fun-filled, kids-at-play days of last week, and I, too, can say, "It is good."

12 comments:

Southern Lady said...

Looks like they were having a ball! My girls used to love making tents in the living room. I'm sure that they will look back on these days fondly. You're a great grandma! Carla

Karin said...

Your post made me wonder if God also loves to watch His children at play and having fun, as much as you and I do! Cute photo of your grands! My, such lovely quilts too!

S. Etole said...

what a fun time that must have been ... and now for some rest for you!

Ginny said...

I love your thoughts about the creativity of their great-grandmother encircling them!! Don't you think all children are creative, but some lose it while growing up?

JMBMOMMY said...

Big fun!!!

Kathy said...

And what great memories you have created for them!

Mari said...

Love that picture! I think God loves watching you with your Grandkids. It is good!

deodate said...

Beautiful post Glenda. I is so wonderful to see kids play together and without anything electronic. I'm sure that they will remember these fun times with the most tender memories. You are giving them quite a gift.
Andie

Dorothy said...

Kids are such fun!! This reminds me of my grandchildren playing. Glad you got to enjoy this time!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

How great you got to enjoy the children at play. Making little hideouts is one of the favorites it seems. My grands often do the same. Even at the camper they will take a blanket and drape it over some lawn chairs just to have their own special place. The wonders of the world are endless and every day I'm amazed by something new.

Karen said...

I often think about how we had the blessing of a big shady yard growing up in GA, and lots of kids in the neighborhood! Great times.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I believe these will be some of their most fun memories!