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Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Wonderful Christmas


Going in to this Christmas, I wasn't looking forward to it. My son is moving to Iowa on Monday, and with hindsight and regrets, it was just one huge depressing season. What happened, it turned out to be the most beautiful one I will ever remember. Have you ever felt you could have done things differently, wondered if you did things right? I have felt this way for some time, but found out Christmas day I did . My son Chad presented me with the most beautiful ring, two hearts intertwined in rubies, his birthstone. Through my tears he whispered to me that the hearts were him and I to symbolize that we would never be apart. My grand-daughters spent the night with me, and when we got back to the house they handed me a poem from my son, speaking of our relationship and our life as mother and son. These two things I will cherish for the rest of my life. The ring will never leave my finger, the poem will be read 1000 times.

7 comments:

Shoozles said...

awwww this must be sooo hard. hang in there. I am sure great things will be on their way

Tolentreasures said...

What a beautiful gift from son to mother, what a special Mom you must be! I cannot imagine one of my kids moving away, this has to be so hard. Hang in there!

Marilyn Miller said...

What special gifts, truly to be treasured always.

Pearl said...

Sweetest boy ever!! What thought went into this present. I love it. Thanks for visiting me and following along.

AverettLadyNana said...

Oh, what priceless gifts! Both the ring and the poem. Such special meanings! Just Beautiful

Periwinkle Studio said...

*sniffle..

That is the most loving, thoughtful, incredible, gift! You definitely did things right for him to have such a big heart so full of love!

It's hard when they leave, but the love remains. You are in my heart especially during this time. :)

andsewon said...

Oh my how sweet is that Laurie! What a sweetheart he is and you are so blessed to have him. Bless your heart, I know how you feel.
My gal and her crew of 6 live away from me. Always miss her but after 10 yrs getting into a groove.
Thanks so much for visitng my blog and following along!!!
Hugs,
Lola