I visited Riley’s school today as she was doing a presentation on Brazil in her class. My younger brother spent 2 years there doing missionary work not too long ago and had sent some fun items for the kids to see. After the report, and while Riley was handing out Brazilian candy to the other children the teacher talked with me about some of my jewelry. She also asked if I had seen the little project Riley had just completed and was sent home with. It was a turkey that she had decorated beautifully. She also wrote about “the job for her” when she grows up. I must admit I didn’t look too closely at the turkey and I have learned a huge lesson today. I really need to pay much closer attention to the finer details in Riley’s work.
Riley not only decorated the tail of the turkey beautifully, but she had decked this turkey out to the nines! This turkey is wearing a wonderful necklace, earrings and in her hands are PLIERS!!! The turkey is making another necklace.
I did happen to find the little report they wrote sitting on the kitchen table this morning and read it just after she had gone to school. It is always amazing to me that my children love me as much as they do with all of my shortcomings, including a sometimes short temper. This little report of hers shows me exactly what my precious daughter really thinks of me. I know I have said this before and I cannot say it enough, I truly am the luckiest girl in the world! I have been blessed in so many areas of my life, but the best blessing I could ever have is the man I married and the wonderful children that have been born into my sweet family.
I LOVE YOU RILEY! I always have and I always will, even when we are upset with eachother.
The small report reads:
When I grow up I want to make jewelry like my mom.
She makes pretty necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings.
I like the jewelry my mom makes.
It is so pretty.
I think that is the job for me!
If I think it is hard, it will get easier the more I do it.
You need to know how to bend, clank, fit-fit and bead to make jewelry.
I enjoy doing this and I want to make beautiful jewelry for people.