When we decided on this month’s topic for the JAC blog hop “Favorite piece of jewelry”, I knew immediately what to write about.
Funny as it may sound, my favorite pieces also happen to be ones I rarely, if ever, wear. You see, they are so precious to me sentimentally, I couldn’t possibly bear the thought of anything ever happening to them.
So they remain in their little treasure box, only to be admired every once in a while as a reminder of a wonderful and magical time, the time when my boys were little, an all too short stretch of the past when I was the most important, smartest and all around rock star female figure in my now grown and moved out son’s life.
How could I ever forget the beaming face of my little boy, his face eager with anticipation, as he watched me carefully unwrap and open his very special present to me this one Christmas so many years ago now?
His friend’s mother had told them that the best presents came in the smallest boxes. So when his chance came to pick out something for every member of the family at his elementary school’s annual kids Holiday shop, he made sure to find and claim for me what he knew to be the most special present – a beautiful little silver ring with a blue heart shaped “stone”, he was sure to be a sapphire. And as I saw what he had chosen for me, I knew it would be one of the best pieces of jewelry anyone would give me in my entire life. It wasn’t jewelry, it was his heart that he gave me. Purely intended to make me, his proud Mom, happy.
Through the years there were more little offerings…
and a darling daisy bracelet he found for me for $1 at a garage sale
More recently my now 15 old son with autism has gotten in on spoiling Mom with his creations. Here are a couple of fabric wrapped bangles:
And his latest creation, a bracelet with little black rubber discs – he loooooves tires:)
How many gifts like that do you receive through the course of your life?
So many of our holidays and occasions revolve around gift giving. Businesses bank on the pressure on consumers to give the “perfect” gift. Articles are written, Pinterest is bursting with inspiration, all promising to help you find the best present.
But it always come back to the same thing in the end: intention and meaning. And when it comes right down to it all you have to do is channel the spirit of a little boy trying to make his Mom happy and you will give the perfect gift each and every time.
As I mentioned at the beginning this is part of our monthly blog hop over at jewelryartisans.proboards.com
I will add my fellow blogger’s posts to the bottom as they are posted, won’t you check them out? I’m sure they will have interesting stories as well!
What is your favorite piece of jewelry and why? I would love to hear from you!