Gifts from Heaven: Gifts and Letters from the Past About 10 years ago, great grandma came to visit for about a month. It was a delightful time!We baked, read stories, made tape recordings, and homeschooled the kids together. While she was there it dawned on me that this precious woman would not be there a few years down the road. She was already about 90 years old and was not in perfect health. Gifts from Heaven I encouraged her to do something amazing: To make each of her grandchildren a wedding gift and to pick out a card and to write them each a personal letter that they would receive at their wedding. Well, grandma has been in eternity for a few years now. I am so blessed that she did not get offended at my suggestion, but rather took the task to heart. Sitting in my home, nestled away in a safe place are five handmade wedding gifts and cards; one for each of our sons. …I call them gifts from heaven. Someday each of the boys will receive one of these precious, priceless, handmade gifts…I am blessed beyond words.A Fun and Future Writing Assignment Because anything can be turned into a homeschooling lesson I recently began having the boys write themselves letters to the future as well. How fun will it be to receive advice from their 10, 14, 18 or 23 year olds selves?Ok, some of the letters are hilarious, but they are all precious. I would encourage you to capture pricelessness today: Do you have an aging parent or grandparent? Encourage them to invest some time into the future by hand making a gift, handwriting a card, or setting something aside for the kids. They will never regret setting aside something special, and the kids will be blessed! Have your kids write to their future selves. Then, put a reminder in your calendar to prompt you to gift it to them at a future date (21st birthday, wedding, etc.). Be sure to place these priceless things in a safe place! As homeschoolers, we have the ability to focus on the most important things in life. Embrace that gift today!More from me:Dad’s Role in HomeschoolingSuccessful Homeschooling: What if… Yes, Please!