A Seven-Year-Old's Stained Glass Gifts
--by cabbage, posted Jun 20, 2008
My seven-year old son had been given a gift of "creating stained glass kit" decorative pieces and enthusiastically went to work making beautiful color combinations that could be hung on a glass window. The kit had 4 different pieces to complete and two of them got ruined in the process. But the other two were real "masterpieces" of kid artwork and he was very thrilled to see them hanging on our window.
The pieces remained there for some months and then one day my son's piano teacher came to our house (which was not usual)
to give him a lesson and he casually admired the stained glass.
As soon as his lesson was done, my son ran out of the room, wrapped up the stained glass piece and presented it proudly to his teacher!
A few months after that we had a friend visiting from out of town and she too admired the remaining stained glass piece. Well, guess what--the little guy quietly wrapped that one up and gave it away too!
I was just stunned by the spontaneity of his giving and I hugged him close and told him how proud I was of his big heart.
2 years later I finally found another one of those stained glass kits
and I surprised him with it. :-)
I loved the Stained glass Experience and the childs participation. I am trying to be the change to make it better for me andmy family. Somehow I could not find a way to change .