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December 15, 2014

Generations of Hands Packing Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes: Helping Grandma Again

I shared earlier how I am trying to find simple ways to involve my elderly mother in our Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing.  She is easily confused, which makes even the simplest project a challenge, yet she gets such fulfillment out of helping.  She not only feels she is helping the child, but she also feels she is helping me.

Generations double bagging soap for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.

We had some soap that was quite fragrant and I wanted to double bag it so it didn't permeate the contents of the whole box.  I thought this might be something
she could help with.  She used sandwich bags to wrap them in and then my daughter wrapped them in a wash cloth and put them in a zipper bag.  Helping Grandmama help others is just one of her caregiver responsibilities (she is my mother's primary caregiver).

They got to enjoy spending time together while working on a project...something they have done since my daughter was a toddler.  My mother used to have an alterations business in her home and my then 2 year old would hold the magnetic pin holder for her while Grandma "pinned the ladies."

Life is short, making new memories as often as possible is important.


Unknown said...

Hi what a brilliant thing you are doing, I found you at Redo it yourself inspiration, have a great week!

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Hi, Jennifer! Glad you stopped by and thank you.

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