Something Special

I will never forget it… 6″2,” eyes of blue, blonde headed, drummer, jock husband had a tear in his eye. It shocked me as I rocked our 3rd baby and the 7-year-old and 5-year-old crowded around him to see what was in the box.

He looked straight at me and I could see I touched his soul with this gift. Did I spend a ton of money?

No…but I did go to the jewelers.

His grandfather had given him a pocket watch with a chain. He put it in his vest pocket when he wore his suit, but it had stopped working. I took it to the jewelers and paid a small fee to have it repaired. I wrapped it up and gave it to him as a gift.

When he first opened it, he seemed confused…until he heard it ticking. It was like I gave him a piece of his grandfather back.

Sometimes the best gift is to make something old new again, to repair or refurbish something precious with a lot of memories tied to it.

There’s still time to bring a tear to your loved one’s eye.

I repaired it as a gift.

I repaired it as a gift.

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