Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The perfect gift

It was in a blue velvet draw string pouch. I could hear the delicate tinkling of the rattle before I let it fall into my hand.

A simple, sterling silver piece, fashioned as a bracelet almost. With a ball that connects the two ends of the ring.

I held it in my hand and saw on the rounded surface of the ball, Cason's initials engraved, tiny and perfect, just like him.

I started to thank her and she, a dear friend of my mother's who had brought this to me, told me to look closer.

I turned it over in my hand and there, tiny and perfect on the other side, were Caleb's initials.

Instead of saying thank you, I cried in her arms.

13 comments:

Hope's Mama said...

It's beautiful and perfect, like both of your boys.

Sophie said...

Just beautiful. Made me teary thinking about it.

CLC said...

Oh, gosh, I just got all choked up. I totally didn't expect that. How perfect. What a sweet woman!

Tash said...

Wow.

Shannon Ryan said...

wow, what a perfect beautiful gift. Brought tears to my eyes as well.

ezra'smommy said...

Indeed, perfect!

Michele said...

How lovely, and what a wonderful treasure!

Amy said...

The perfect gift, indeed. It made me cry! Big hugs to you and to your friend for giving that to you!

loribeth said...

Oh, that's beautiful. And I love the photo!!

Mommy at heart said...

I have tears in my eyes right now. What a perfect gift. You are so blessed to have someone that "gets it".

Reese said...

Someone who gets it. What a beautiful gift....

Ya Chun said...

Yes, perfect.

Reba said...

Absolutely perfect...what a lovely gift.