Before I share my post today, I would like to ask you to pray for my family and me this weekend. Mom and Dad’s house finally sold before Christmas, and we will be moving all of their remaining stuff out of the house.
For me, it’s a final goodbye. Before their house sold, I felt I could still go there and be “home”. When I walk into their home, it takes my breath away. Mom’s fingerprints are everywhere. She loved her home, and she loved making it a loving and beautiful place to be.
Now we have to pack her things up. Some things will go in storage, and some will go into our homes. It’s a blatant reminder that she is gone. And I’m dreading it.
We covet your prayers!
Now for my Wednesdays with Wanda post.
I hope you don’t mind, but this week I needed to write about something a little less serious and more fun. My mom was definitely fun!
She always had fun things planned for the grandchildren to do whenever they came over. One of the things that my children loved was when Nana would make play dough!
She used to make it for me when I was little. I remember how excited I would get. And I thought it was absolutely amazing that she could actually make play dough right there in our home! The dough was so soft and warm after she made it. Those are such great memories!
Life is about making memories, isn’t it? Those are the treasures we hold beneath our hearts.
So since the weather outside can be yucky this time of year, I thought this would be the perfect thing to share with you. Now when your children get bored and start to say, “There’s nothing to do,” you will be prepared!
I really hope that you try this at home with your children and grandchildren. They will not forget it!
Here is all you need:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1 T. cooking oil
2 tsp. cream of tartar
Pour all of the above ingredients in a large cooking pot and mix together.
If you have some food coloring, add it in while the mixture is smooth.
Cook on medium high heat, stirring the dough constantly.
It will begin to form a dough in less than 2 minutes.
Remove the dough from the pan and roll into a ball.
It’s ready to go! I’m telling you… this is sooooo easy! You’ve got to try it. I made both of these in less than 10 minutes! And that included washing the pan out in between.
The boys loved it! And they reminisced about Nana as they played with the play dough. It’s those wonderful memories of her loving acts toward us that bring us joy.
Thank you, Mom, for teaching me the importance of taking the time to make precious memories with my children. I will never forget the time you took to give me a heart full of wonderful memories too!
Have a blessed week!