You receive a gift that is bittersweet and makes you nostalgic.What is it?
When I was in the primary grades, I saw a necklace worn by one of my classmates, it had three or four strands,it was absolutely beautiful to me, I was probably five or six years old, I felt there was nothing more beautiful than that one. I must have talked about it I never asked my parents to get one like it.
I remembered it forever, I did not forget it, when My husband’s sister-in-law came for a visit, I mentioned the necklace to her, she listened with interest, when I was done describing it,she just said, “wait I’ll be back in a few minutes.”
She came back and handed me a three strand necklace, this is for you Ranu. I sat there so surprised I couldn’t express myself instantly but I was thankful to her for her kindness. It took me back to the time when I hoped I could have one like that. It seems when you want something bad enough, God finds a way for you to have it, even if it’s many years later!
Three Strand Pearl Necklace with Tiger’s Eye (Photo credit: orangejack)
When I was in grade two I saw a three strand necklace worn by one of my classmates.It was the prettiest thing I ever saw. I wished I could have one like it. I did not mention it to my parents.I always thought one has to be rich to have a necklace so beautiful.
I wasn’t old enough to know how much it was. I did not think of asking my parents to buy me one . Even at that age I felt,my other sisters might like one too,can my parents afford three. So I gave up the idea.
When I grew up that necklace stayed in my inner thoughts,I’d tell stories about it to my friends and family. Once my sister-in-law came to visit us from Los Angeles. I told her about it. Suddenly she said,”wait a minute Chaman,I’d be right back.” She went to her bedroom and came back with a three strand pearl necklace and said, “here this is for you.”I was very happy. Getting a three strand necklace some day did not cross my mind!