Sunday, August 3, 2008

Camping

Today we went up to the campground where my parents stay. It was sunny when we left the house. I asked Hubby if we could stop at the dollar store to get me some new sunglasses. I buy them there 3 or 4 pair at a time since I lose them faster than I buy them sometimes. Ironically, by the time we got to the dollar store (about a mile away) it was pouring! The day turned out to be iffy weather-wise. We had to go sit inside the camper for a while when it really downpoured, then it stopped long enough for us to go sit outside, cook our supper and eat it at the picnic table. The picnic table is under the overhang, so even if it was sprinkling, we didn't mind. We managed to get an hour or so around the campfire until it started raining again and it was time for us to go home. My mom surprised me with a little box. When I asked what it was, she said it was "just something for me". I opened it and it was a beautiful charm bracelet. She had gotten one for me and one for my sister to thank us for spending so much time with them while they were sick! It brought tears to my eyes - I spent the time with them out of pure love, and I know she gave me the bracelet out of the pure love she has for me as well. I tried to take some photos but my camera would not cooperate. The bracelet is gold and platinum with a little saying or charm on each link. The sayings say: My Daughter When You're Sad I wish you Joy When You're Lonely I wish you Love, When You're Discouraged I wish you Hope, When You're Spirit is Low I wish you Beauty, When You're Troubled I wish you Peace. In between each saying is a charm - A star, And Angel, a Butterfly, a heart, a dove and a flower. It's beautiful and I'll treasure it always - not as a reminder of how sick my parents were and how worried I was about them, but as a celebration of their recovery and good health.....and of course my mother's love for me.

1 comment:

Joan said...

Awwww, Karen, what a wonderful gift from your Mom! And I know what a loving, caring person YOU are, so now I understand where it comes from. I'm sure you will treasure that bracelet for years to come -- and someday hand it down to Emily!! :)