…. through the things you make.
I came across a sweet story on how a family christening gown was passed down through the fourth generation, and was recently worn by their newest addition to the family. Click here for the full story. Below is a picture of the christening gown which has been worn 45 times to commemorate various births within that family. Oh – my heart is full just thinking about the memories, the love, the joy, the hopes, the prayers and the praise associated with the birth of all those children.
[Photo from http://www.dailymail.co.uk]
In the Ivory Spring household, being the keeper and maker of heirloom things for the future generations is a big part of my mothering job. I will outright admit to you I am certain I will never get the hip-pest Mom award anytime in my life, but I do hope and pray at the end of my life, I will be able to bequeath to my little one a few heirloom-y “somethings” that will be bless generations to come. Below are pictures of Miss Baby’s dedication gown. You can click here to read a previous post on this amazing creation (not by me):
Having a “long-term” perspective really gives meaning to the things I make for Miss Baby. Mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters — just think of the multiple-fold blessings you bestow on your family when you give a handmade gift to a loved one in your family! WOW! So, get busy ladies! :)