Writing Wings For You

Marie Lukasik Wallace ~ # I LIVE Poetry – I'm passionate about life and writing and all things creative and poetic!

A Gluestick and a Wall – a Family Story



“Grammy, can I put this on your wall?” Aryana inquired holding up her recently painted water color.   “”Yes, you can.”  She confidently walked over to the kitchen drawer, carefully opening it up and whips out…

a GLUE STICK…a glue stick?   “She’s going to put that picture on the wall with a glue stick?” an observer quietly, disapprovingly objected.  There was a crowd of onlookers with a horrified look on their faces.  They couldn’t believe how this was unfolding.  

To Aryana this simple act of putting her proud artwork on the wall with a glue stick was an ordinary, every day act.  She had gone to the  drawer with no worry of getting in trouble.  You see, she’s at Grammy’s house, and at Grammy’s house sometimes we do things a little different.  It was okay to do this because there was a day we really HAD to get our artwork displayed and there was no tape.  We made do with a glue stick when the importance of that moment  getting her artwork proudly displayed on the wall was more important than what could happen to the wall.  The still horrified audience didn’t have all this history.  Their worry was on “What about the wall?”  And my worry was making sure my little granddaughter knew I was proud of her, and that I MUST get that work on the Gallery wall.. 

Aryana and I had an understanding.  It was all okay, and I smiled as she filled my home space and heart with her love…and her JOY.

**Writing this story reminded me of of other things we’ve done with this wall…It’s becoming a family history wall.  More stories to come. 

Author: writingwingsforyou

Words are powerful and hold the keys to bring healing, play and joy, making life extrordinary. Words can also shift the world into a better place. I am a writer; a storyteller and a relatioship coach; buidling better relationships from the inside out so we can have more joy, communication and love in our lives. Let's explore! Let's create! . ~ Love, Marie Lukasik Wallace

11 thoughts on “A Gluestick and a Wall – a Family Story

  1. Love the story and the idea of a family history wall!


  2. Aryana must be a lovely girl, and you are a wonderful grammy!


  3. Awww…thanks Elizabeth…Aren’t all Grammies wonderful? It’s a great spot to be in and enjoy.


  4. Eeek – Oh what the heck… 😉
    I love displaying my kids’ artwork!


  5. You made me laugh out loud Rosy! :0)


  6. Being a grandma is the greatest joy, isn’t it? 🙂


  7. This was a tender story, you´re a great grandma apart from being a great writer.


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