Yay it's back for another year, Storytelling Sunday! For 2013 Sian, over at From High In The Sky, has added a little twist and has asked everyone to Pick Your Precious for this year's storytelling. I do hope you'll join in.
It was easy to pick my current 'precious', although it will be packed away later today for another year, it's the stocking that I made Maddie for her first Christmas 18 years ago. She was six months old and it was a bit of a spur of the moment decision to make it, I knew she was too young to understand, but went ahead anyway. I sewed each stitch by hand and she has put it at the end of her bed every year ever since.
I managed to wrestle it from his jaws but it kind of ruined Christmas Day. There were lots of tears and lots of discussions about how the stocking could be repaired, at one point Maddie wanted him gone, never to return. It was during the day that I realised how precious the stocking was to her too. She asked me how I would feel if the dog chewed something my mum had made for me, I couldn't answer because my mum has never made anything for me.
The next day I inspected the damage and we've decided to leave it as it is for the time being. It has even more history now and, like I said to Maddie, when Alfie is no longer with us she will always look at her stocking and remember the naughty dog that we loved so much.
Now it's your turn, tell your story about something precious to you.
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