When I was a child, I was an avid reader. One of my favorite anthologies was the “My Naughty Little Sister” collection by Dorothy Edwards. Yes, she was an English author, and these books are an “English thing” so I’m not sure if any of you will have even heard of them…
Anyway, there was one particular story about a “Get Better Box.” The little girl in the story was sick, and all of the adults in her life brought her a little something to make her feel better, which was all kept in her “Get Better Box.”
Now, I’m *assuming* that after reading that story I decided I wanted a “Get Better Box” as well, but I’m not sure on the details there. I do remember though that when my brother and I got sick as kids, my Mum pulled out the “Get Better Box” and came up with a new coloring book, game, puzzle, etc. For all I know there may not have been an actual box – and she could have run out to the store and got something for us as needed – but I remember it brightening my spirits all the same.
My niece Mariah is having surgery on her wrist on February 26, and having been through a couple of minor hospital stays as a kid and plenty of surgeries as a high school and college student, I can sympathize with how crappy even a minor illness can make you feel as a kid (and as adults too, right?!). So I’ve decided to put together my own take on the “Get Better Box” for Mariah.
Here’s the deal – the goal is for everything in it to be home-made. It doesn’t necessarily have to be made by me, in fact I will be encouraging my crafty friends and fellow bloggers to contribute to the “Get Better Box.” I’ve already ordered a couple of things from Etsy, and will be posting them as I receive them.
I think everyone deserves a “Get Better Box,” don't you? Comment if you’d like to contribute and share some hand-made LOVE.