Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Jewelry Box

I received a very special gift from my brother on my birthday. My birth mother ( Barbara) died many years ago and I never got to meet her. I have however known my birth family for the past 15 years and I have two brothers, Marco & Dana.

When Barbara died Dana kept her jewelry box and recently decided to send it to me. It is the first "piece" of her that I have. I opened it up and saw a mirror in the lid of the box. I looked at it and wondered " I bet she never thought it would be my face in the reflection of the same mirror she must have looked into so many times." I went through the whole thing, piece by piece, even finding some pieces that I can wear. I can smell her perfume in the box and on the jewelry and wonder what the story is behind each piece in the box.

I believe God is in control of everything and He knew before I was born that I would not be raised in my birth family and had a different family chosen for me. He has allowed me to have both families in my life, which I am grateful for.
So for now, I have this small piece from her life to hold on to. Thank you Dana!


CLM said...

Oh, that just makes me cry. Yes, I too believe that God is in control and he knows the overall picture and what is best for us. What a nice gift your brother gave you and thanks so much for sharing.

Nikki said...

That made me tear up, too! I love this post. :)
And I love you, too!

Elayne said...

Thats really great Elayne - I remember when you were at our house before you even started trying to find your birth mother - Im sure it means alot.

Take care- Robin

Elayne said...

Elayne, that is so wonderful! How did your exam go?


Elayne said...

Hi there. I finally went onto your blog. I got chills reading about the jewelry box. What a nice gift.

Meanwhile, how are you feeling? I know you must have been disappointed about needing to increase your medication again. I do remember how disappointed I would be each time they either added a med or changed a dose. Hang in.

Anonymous said...

Your story sounds like something out of a movie or a book. What a bittersweet moment that must have been. It's like having another piece of a puzzle put into place. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Love, Diane

What's Going On... said...

Oh how meaningful! That is a true treasure box!


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