My small grandson, Sweetie-Pie, brought home secret presents from his school’s Christmas shop. He was so excited: “You are gonna love it, Nana!” I sat in the living room reading, while Sweetie-Pie and Papa worked to wrap the presents. Papa’s was already wrapped in tissue paper from school, so it was okay for him to see the bundle.
Then I heard a crash, followed by a heartbroken, “Oh, Papa! I broke your present…”
I went instantly to the kitchen. What can you say to heartbreak? I held Sweetie-Pie and cried with him. Then I gently pulled the item out of the trash, where Papa had very naturally put it, knowing it was beyond repair. It was the remains of a little snow globe, with a train. (Papa and Sweetie-Pie have shared many an hour watching train crash videos on YouTube.)
“We can keep it. Papa can take the broken glass off. It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t have a globe. We still have this, and it is still cute, and still a present from you.”
So that’s what we did. After a bit Sweetie-Pie could smile again.
“We carry on. We have ourselves and we carry on — in spite of our losses and mistakes, and women, I think, have more than most. ~Susan Fletcher, novelist.
9 thoughts on “Broken Snow Globe”
Funny how simple little accidents suddenly give a lot of meaning to life itself. Enjoy the Holidays. Wishing you a fantastic Christmas.
Look at it this way, a future project for you and family??? Maybe…
There has to be something good learned from this…So sorry Sweetie Pie. Taking it out of the trash and fixing it is a good reminder of the special gift years to come. Hey, how about when he turns 16 wrap it up for him for Christmas with a note about how special that day was for Nana and Papa knowing how much he wanted to gift you both…How that made your Christmas, etc…
What a great idea, dear cousin–thank you! Xxxxooo
I just knew I had seen this as a crafts project, so googled “how to make a snowglobe”. Guess who came up first — Martha Stewart. Plus, there were lots of others and I saw one for waterless snowglobes. Perhaps you can find a container that the whole thing would fit in or something to “fix” this even better. Good Luck!! I could just see that “broken heart” on Sweetie-Pie’s face.
Yes, hubby already looked up how snow globes are made. It seems reasonable that I should be able to find a globe of the size needed. We’ll see. The lesson is learned, and continues. Thanks, Brenda.
LOVE TO YOU. Thank you. I must share this on Napkinwriter. Love again.
We share so much the same journey, don’t we, Sue? Hugs, CA
I’m sitting here racking my brain trying to figure out how to fix another globe on it – and I’ve got nothing! It’s still a cute little statute!!
Another globe? Clever girl! I didn’t even think of it. But I’ll keep an eye out for a fit sized globe. Maybe could use glitter for snow, or styrofoam. I think all it was was water.
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