It Was Special to Me

I think I was in 1st grade, or maybe kindergarten, when Mom had a jewelry party at our trailer. I knew we didn’t have scads of money and I was surprised that she bought this gold arrow pin encrusted with diamonds. I thought we must be really rich.

The next day, I asked her about it and she told me it was not solid gold and they were not real diamonds, but I still loved seeing her wear it.

We were raised to put more value on people than things. I raised my children the same way. One day Mom and I were talking about things we valued. I said the one thing I would love to have was the gold arrow pin with the “diamonds” in it!

She laughed because she knew its true value. Then she taped it to my birthday card and made my day! The “gold” has worn off in places, but when I look at it, I see my mom in her skirt and jacket ready for church.

I saw a video of Kirk Cameron giving a homemade pot pie to his grandmother. She gave him an old hammer wrapped in red tissue paper. He teared up because it was his grandfather’s hammer and his grandfather passed away 2 years ago.

Christmas is Friday and you may think it is too late, but there may be something that is not valuable to you that will be priceless to one of your relatives or friends.

The pin my mother bought at a home jewelry party when I was a child.

The pin my mother bought at a home jewelry party when I was a child.

 

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