Friends of The Tiniest Tiger might remember Gracey and our Welcome Home Snowman. Gracey loved to wait in the window for Paul to come home from work. During the holiday season she would sit patiently waiting beside the snowman.
For those new to The Tiniest Tiger community here is Gracey’s story.
Our welcome Home snowman is Glowing
The holiday season is in full swing. I can watch pretty twinkling lights outside my window at night and my window Snowman has come back to visit with me for awhile. He shines brightly in the early evening and slowly changes colors from red, to blue to green. At night whoever is home first, either my mom or dad, they make sure they plug in the snowman to greet each other. We have a code for the snowman’s colors, green is for my mom and me because we have green eyes, blue is for my dad because he has blue eyes and red is because we love our family and friends.
After the snowman is twinkling bright, my mom or dad scoops me up and holds me so I can see out the window and we watch as the car pulls into the driveway and wave a happy welcome! This makes us all laugh and I squirm to get down so I can run to the door to give a proper greeting.
our snowman needed some help
Last year, our poor snowman wasn’t feeling well and he lost his glow. We were super sad. We thought about getting a new snowman but that didn’t seem right after all it wasn’t his fault he lost his ability to twinkle. My dad tried to find a replacement bulb for him, but wasn’t having much luck. The snowman sat in the window with me, but he just didn’t seem like himself.
One day my dad decided to check once more while out hunting at the hardware store and he couldn’t believe it when he saw the bulb that our snowman needed right there on the shelf. So he brought home a couple of the bulbs and carefully performed minor surgery on our snowman. We didn’t tell my mom.
A few nights later when my mom was at choir practice, my dad said it was time for us to plug in our snowman so he could shine brightly once again. And shine he did!
Then my dad scooped me up and we waited at the window. When my mom saw us and the twinkling snowman her face lit up brightly too. We all laughed and celebrated that our little tradition was back to normal. I know this is a little thing, but sometimes the little things mean the most.
Please try to remember this during the holiday rush. Slow down and spend time together. This is the best gift of all.
I hope you liked my snowman story. Do you have your own little traditions that make you feel warm and happy?
our welcome home snowman is still glowing bright
We still have Gracey’s Welcome Home Snowman. He is still glowing bright. Annie often sits beside him like Gracey did.
Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you for being a part of The Tiniest Tiger community.