Yesterday, in the hustle of getting dinner ready, the mail arrived.
A box. A surprise. My name written on the outside. I spy my niece’s name as the sender.
wipe hands on dish towel
push back curly hair out of eyes
rub hands together with glee
giddy with anticipation
oh my goodness, the handiwork, the beautiful purple, the shine, the thought
She made me a beautiful necklace and earring set.
It get’s better.
Dear Aunt Daleen, I made this necklace and earrings set for you. The beads are made of paper and markers, rolled up, glued then sealed with nail polish. Inside each bead is a though of you. Something we love, thankful for or remember about you. Mom, Dad and I each wrote on them for you.
She went on to tell me what they wrote. Then ended the note by saying:
.….The mothers of my students liked the one’s we made for mother’s Day. My mother loves hers as well. enjoy, with love, J
I gotta tell you, this is a show stopper.
As I run the beads through my fingers I am smiling. I am remembering all the good times and things we have done together. I feel the smoothness. All linked together.
I am so grateful, thankful and appreciative.
A charming and heartfelt gift to make. A treasure to receive. Humbled to wear.
Heartfelt thanks dear sweet niece, how lovely of you to think of me and make something so beautiful and special. A keepsake.
Today, as I scurry around our home, doing chores and such, I am wearing a beautiful necklace & earrings of pure goodness.
Have I mentioned lately….what a lucky girl I am?
I am. I really am a lucky girl.