I have a little collection that I never expected to have, but hold so very dear.
A collection that marks the most important and treasured parts of my life.
A collection started by my thoughtful Mother-in-law, when Charming and I were first married…..
And she gave me this beautiful Willow Tree figure called “Together”.
“For those who have found their true partner in love and life”.
I immediately loved it and was grateful for her keen sensitivity in giving me a gift that so perfectly fit my character and desire to treasure my blessed marriage to her son.
And then, when I was pregnant with Bubbers, she gave me “Cherish”.
“Awaiting a miracle”.
I loved being pregnant and never wanted to forget what it was like to feel a new life moving within me.
This figure always reminds me of that.
And after Bubbers was born, my Mother-in-law gave me “Our Gift”.
“Our bright, joyful gift!”
I loved my little Bubbers with every ounce of my being and held him in such awe and respect.
This figure reminds me of what a priceless gift he is.
Then Charming surprised me after a business trip earlier this year by giving me “Angel of Remembrance”.
“Keeping treasured memories close”.
He said the description fit me perfectly and he knew I would love it.
And he was right.
Then yesterday, I bought “Angel’s Embrace”.
Because that’s where my lost child is.
In an Angel’s embrace.
Awaiting the day for a mother’s embrace.