Thursday, March 20, 2008
Grandma, Grandpa, and Ella in her mommy's favorite jammies
Grandpa and Ella...I just love this photo
Like Mother, Like Daughter
Anyone recognize these?
Think back to a little girl with big, brown eyes and long hair. I can't believe that Grandma kept these for all those years. I remember loving these jammies. I recall growing up, but not growing out so they just kept getting shorter and shorter on me. I wore them for years. I remember family asking me if a flood was coming because they were so short as they were creeping up on my knees. Frayed edges, holes, I didn't care. They were the softest jammies ever...I'm sure I would have worn them all day long if I would have bee allowed to.
I had a special drawer at Grandma and Grandpa's house. It was in their bedroom...second one down on the left hand side. It was mine and it was where I kept my special clothes for when I stayed at their house. I had a lot of miscellaneous things in there...my favorites were my jammies and my blankie. Those jammies got a lot of love from me. I kept them through many rips and tears. In fact, there is still a rather large one in the bum that Grandma sewed up special just so Ella could wear them.
When we stayed at Grandma and Grandpa's last month, we brought lots of warm clothes. It was warranted. We endured a blizzard and dangerously low wind chills while up there. However, at their house it's always a "balmy" 74...at night...when they cool it down for sleeping. :) (I won't even tell you what they keep it at during the daytime). Well, we had only packed fleece footed pajamas...so Grandma dug in her drawer and pulled out a blast from the past. I can't even tell you the warm fuzzy feelings it filled me with. AND then to see my daughter put them on made me melt in a way I can't even explain. I felt like I was that little girl again, gazing adoringly up at my grandparents...feeling like the luckiest girl in the world to be spending the night at their house. All was right with the world.
Thanks, Grandma, for keeping these. Thanks, Grandpa and Grandma, for such wonderful memories and for loving a little freckle-faced girl so much. You made my heart soar to the moon and back. I love you.