Saturday, May 21, 2011

Simple Gifts

My daughter's are blessed to have many talented teachers in their lives even though they are homeschooled. Every year I like to show my gratitude by giving a small, handmade gift to these ladies. The hard part is finding something that I think will be practical and not just another something to sit on the shelf. This year the girls suggested I make little bird sachets for their dance teachers. They thought they'd be nice to slip into their dance bags to keep their ballet and jazz shoes smelling fresh.

The girls picked out the fabric, cut out each piece then after I sewed them together, they stuffed them. Each had a couple of drops of lavender essential oil (my favorite). We placed them into clear bags along with a poem and note from the girls. Today I let the girls hand them out at rehearsal. All of the teachers seemed thrilled with their little gifts.

There are little eyes upon you

And they're watching night and day.

There are little ears that quickly

Take in every word you say.

There are little hands all eager

To do anything you do;

And a little girl who's dreaming

Of the day she'll be like you.

You're the little girl's idol,

You're the wisest of the wise.

In her little mind about you

No suspicions ever rise.

She believes in you devoutly,

Holds all you say and do;

She will say and do in your way

When she's all grown up like you.

There's a wide eyed little girl

Who believes you're always right;

And her eyes are always open;

And she watches day and night.

You are setting an example

Every day in all you do,

For the little girl who's waiting

To grow up to be like you.

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