My little girl is one and we’ve had a lovely year of singing, reading and walking. We’ve tried to get out and walk each day and our walks have become a big part of our day. We talk (well I do but you can see her taking it all in) and walk and stop frequently to pick flowers or notice something.
On some of our walks we collected stones and these became the stimulus for a special gift in ‘My First Party Bag’. The stones are worthless but that’s the point, they have been made precious by what they symbolize to us. Having discussed the idea with Lora Leedham, the designer, she suggested that the idea lent itself to keeping the stones as raw and natural as they are. Today we gave them as gifts to the grandmas and aunties, along with a poem and I’m over the moon with them.
Here, to you I give a small stone.
A stone. Yes, here, from where I’ve roamed.
This worthless stone is very blessed,
It’s where we walked and took a rest.
Around the world they can be found,
This one, The Land of Origins ground.
So think of me when you touch the ground,
I’m the other side and around.
Around the world I may go
But touch this stone and please know,
I think of you everyday
And that’s the way it shall stay.