Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
When I was but just a young girl, my Mother and father delivered a gift to me. They gave me a charm bracelet. I cherish this charm bracelet because of the giver, givers actually, not the gift.
Let me share with you, the givers. It starts with a heavy gold nugget that my Mother had made for me. This charm is special because both of our children cut their teeth on it. There is a girl charm and a boy charm, and they represent my husband and me. The tiny round gold nugget was also given to me by my sweet Mother. The tiny heart with the diamond center is the first necklace that my husband gave me 40 years ago. There are two "P"s on the bracelet. One is from my parents and one from a dear friend. A pair of baby shoes represents our children. The pearl is the necklace that I wore in our wedding. The sand dollar charm is, again, from my Mother. She loved shells. The Plainview High School class charm represents the grace of God to allow me to attain an education. Having Aspergers before Aspergers was known to exist in the world and my life. A true gift! The special friend charm is from a special friend, but I always think of it as my Jesus charm; he is my special friend. The cross is the Trinity living within my life; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. What, a Bulldog? Yes, once a Plainview Bulldog, always a Plainview Bulldog! The Golden Rule: “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get. Matthew 7:12 And the last charm is a sweet diamond snowflake necklace that was given to me by my husband.
There was a time, actually about ten years, where the beginnings of this bracelet were lost. I was sad, it was gone. Then, it was found, and I was able to add to it. I'm thankful for the heritage gift.
Mostly, I am thankful for the faith gift that my parents led me to.
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