Kelli is hosting show and tell Friday again
So, here's mine.
I thought I'd take the next few weeks to tell you about some of my "pretties"
Today I'd like to tell you about the things on this shelf, and the man who gave them to me.
I love music boxes and angels.
I turned 23 the March before Subvet moved to Texas. Hard to believe it's been almost 10 years!! For my birthday he sent me the angel music box that's on your far left. It plays the chorus of the song "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Pardon, also sung by Whitney Houston. You can't see the angel and baby's faces in this picture but they're quite beautiful.
I graduated nursing school in December of 2000. For Christmas that year he gave me the statue on the far right. It's a "medical personnel" (could be a nurse or a doctor) holding a baby with an angel watching over them. The days that I was home while Gator-boy stayed in NICU I spent a lot of time looking at this one.
I can't remember which year he gave me it, but the small globe music box to the right plays "Silver Bells." One of my all time favorite Christmas Carols. It's second only to "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" which I MUST hear or it simply isn't Christmas!
The statue in the center is incredibly special to me. He gave it to me about this time last year for no particular reason. He said "When I saw this I just thought of you."
But my most prized possession on this shelf is the one you can't see. It sits behind the center statue and holds that fake ivy. It's a pretty, plastic urn looking bowl that originally held a dozen red roses. I had just started a job as Director of Nursing at a ratty and terribly run nursing home in a small town close to us. This job had staffing problems the likes of which I'd never imagined. Nurses and aids alike would just not bother to show up, and they didn't care if you fired them because they knew you wouldn't be able to hire anyone else. The temp services wouldn't even return my calls. I didn't go 6 hours straight without my beeper going off in the entire 3 weeks I worked there. The State inspectors showed up on my 3rd day. The paperwork was in a terrible mess, literally strewn over my desk and piled 3 feet tall. I was in way over my head. In the midst of all this Subvet sends me a dozen roses, the card says "Remember to kick butt and take names, if you get busy don't bother taking names!"
Just gotta love that man!