I have two beautiful grandchildren. My grandson turned 1 year old on Friday. My son and daughter-in-law had a wonderful party for family to celebrate.
Some months back, I found the old Radio Flyer Town and Country wagon that belonged to our three boys buried in our tractor garage. It was really beaten up, but I thought it could be salvaged for my grandson. (note: I had hand painted my son's old rocking chair for my granddaughter when she turned 1) Well, the wagon project required that my husband participate, as the base needed to be completely rebuilt. We have no experience with this kind of thing, but we have imagination, persistence, and determination. After several weeks of disassembling, sanding, pounding, taping, re-taping, varnishing, painting, and reassembling.......we finished the wagon. The wagon was transformed with love, time, sweat, and work. I even found an old picture of my two oldest boys in the wagon with some neighbor kids 33 years ago.
It was a hit and so appreciated. I'm posting a few pictures because I was asked to do so by a few Spark friends.
But, for us, the message is more profound. My husband and I are in our early/mid sixties and did not always take great care of ourselves. About 15 years ago I began a clean up and restoration of my body, mind, and soul. He has followed the "clean up" plan, as well. We are refurbishing and restoring ourselves on a daily basis. The message? You are never too old or beaten up to make changes with love, hard work, persistence, and determination.
The wagon refurbishing was a fun and joyful experience for us both.
Our personal refurbishing is also fun and joyful, if we chose to make it so! And we do!
Have a healthful, happy, and loving week, everyone!