Bet you’ve never seen this before…

May 10, 2010 | My Jottings

I’m going to show you something on the blog today that I’m willing to bet you’ve never laid eyes on before. It’s a photo of a gift my grandchildren gave to me for Mother’s Day this year. I honestly don’t think anyone on earth has ever received a gift just like this before. So really, history was made at my house on Mother’s Day.

By the way, I hope if you’re a mother, you had a nice Mother’s Day and that those you’ve birthed and/or raised showed their love to you in some way. I feel very blessed to have received thoughtful gifts and cards from all three of my daughters, and a card from my husband that brought tears.

What I didn’t expect was a present from the grandbabies. When Carolyn came over to wish me a happy day, she brought a little something from Clara, Elijah, Vivienne and Audrey. Their daddy Jeremy helped them with it. Here’s what it looked like on the outside:

If you’ve saved dozens of Christmas cookie tins for years and wondered what to do with them during other seasons, please know that you can use them to wrap Mother’s Day gifts if you like. I thought it was original and chuckleworthy.

Here’s what was inside this little tin:

Absolutely delicious, homemade shortbread cookies that say WWG. If you don’t know or can’t remember what W.W.G. stands for, you can click here and read all about it.

I am well aware that W.W.G. won’t always be a part of my life, or my grandchildren’s, although Mr. McBoy assures me that when he is married and has a family, he will still want to come over to Grandma’s house for W.W.G. We’ll see what his wife thinks about that.

Now tell me true, have you ever seen any shortbread cookies with WWG on them before?


  1. Patty (Rugersmom) says:

    Love, love, love your shortbread cookies. What wonderful thoughtful children and grandchildren. The simplest things made with great love bring the most joy; don’t they?

    I hope that you can preserve one and keep it as a reminder of the day.

  2. Christy says:

    Julie, since I didn’t remember what WWG was, I had to go back and read it again. I sat and cried quietly as I read…..not at the tenderness that you have toward your grandchildren…but at the edifying words that you speak into their lives. Don’t we all want that …..regardless of our age or of our status in life? Some of us have that from loved ones around us, but when we don’t hear those words, we can read them from our Father Himself in His word. He never fails to tell us how much He loves us and how He will use us to accomplish good things…..just like you tell your grandchildren.

  3. Dorothy Sooter says:

    Julie, please tell them that I love shortbread cookies but have never seen them like that. You have some very special grandchildren. Love, Grandma Dorothy

  4. Jessica says:

    I love these kinds of gifts! What a wonderful surprise for you! I’m glad you had a wonderful day.

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