The other night, one of our ward members knocked on our door. She has served as our son's Webelos leader for the last year, so her visit wasn't a total surprise, but the reason for her visit was.
She handed my husband this gorgeous homemade gingerbread house. It took her five days to make, from baking the gingerbread to letting each layer set.
She then adds tiny little touches all over, from lattice work on the shutters to a stack of firewood, made of Tootsie Rolls, propped up against the house.
This was truly a labor of love. She makes two a year, one for her house and one to give away. This year, we were the lucky recipients. She said that our son was a special boy in the Webelos den and they thought a lot of him and of our family, so she wanted us to have the house this year.
This act of service touched my heart so deeply. That she would take the time to create something so wonderful, and that she would share this talent of hers with us, made the season so special for me. Thanks, Sister Spaulding, for choosing us this year.