THE NEW THESAURUS THURSDAY GAME IS UP, SCROLL DOWN AND PLAY ALONG!
For this week it is going to be Tell and Show.
About a month or so ago I was talking to my Stepmother and she told me their house had been burglarized. Among the stuff that was taken were her jewelry box and my Dad's keepsake box.
Inside Dad's box was my Grandpa's pocket watch that he carried every day of his adult life, and also my Great-Grandpa's pocket watch.
Inside my Stepmom's jewelry box was (obviously) all of her jewelry, INCLUDING her wedding band that she'd taken off the day before to do yard work. Now attached to her wedding band was my Grandma's wedding ring.
As I had not yet given her a Mother's Day gift (yes, I'm late) I instantly thought of exactly what I would like to give her this year.
In "my" closet (the one in Sugars' room that hides all my craft stuff) I have had a small unfinished wooden box with clasp that was a freebie 2 years ago when I was VBS director at my old church. I figured sooner or later I'd find a good use for it.
So I sat on the floor last night with a small portion of my "stuff" and played......
You saw where I played,
Here's what I was playing at:
Because let's face it folks, every girl needs a pretty jewelry box right!?
Oh, and inside the box???
A little aside to the story that I find touching. When Grandma and Grandpa died I was 15, and devastated. After spending a week in Lafayette while the grown ups sorted all their stuff out we went back home. Right before we left my Stepmom handed me 2 things. 1 was Grandma's keychain that I'd asked for, the other was her watch. My Stepmom told me that Grandma's watch was left after my Aunts had been through her jewelry box and she thought that I'd like to have it. My Stepmom and I are both incredibly sentimental and she knew it was something I would treasure. Now I am giving it to her so that she may have something of Grandma's, as the thieves stole all of their heirlooms.
We'll see her tomorrow (Friday) morning. I can't wait to give her this "Mother's Day" gift!
Have a good weekend folks and hug someone you love.