Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I Belong To Them

Mother's Day 2008
I received a special silver bracelet
that has each of my yahoos' names
engraved upon little round silver charms:
there's one for David
one for Danielle
one for Dean
one for Diana
one for Dara
one for Joseph
and
one for Arianna.

I also have a silver bracelet
that has birthstone charms
for each of my yahoos,
it goes like this:
Peridot
Ruby
Peridot
Opal
Diamond
Citrine
and
Aquamarine.

Whenever I wear these bracelets,
usually to Church--
the yahoo that is sitting next to me,
doesn't matter which one--
carefully examines the charms,
sliding the bracelet around my wrist
until they get to theirs...
their name
or
their stone.
Then, they smile up at me.

Last Sunday,
Joseph sat next to me,
and as he turned the charms
one by one
around my wrist,
he whispered in my ear:
"You belong to us."

6 comments:

  1. Oh my heart just melted!!!

    I have a couple bracelets too. One has a charm engraved with Ella's footprint, as well as her name. The other has a ladybug, an angel's wing, an E, and a locket with some of her hair in it. (I also have a necklace locket with a ladybug on the front with her hair in it). These things are absolute treasures to me and I almost feel like, if I'm going somewhere and I really need her with me that day, I can put it on.

    "You belong to us." Oh how I love that.

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  2. Made me cry.

    Such a sweet story.

    =)

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  3. Oh, that is so sweet!! I love that.

    Where did you get the bracelet with the names on it?

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  4. @Lori: I don't know who made them. I rec'd them as a gift from a sister in my ward there.

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  5. That is so sweet. I love the way you write.
    It feels so warm.

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