Today I was cleaning in our spare bedroom. On the dresser in this room is where I keep my beautiful cut glass cake stand. This was a gift from my sweet ex- daughter in law. She gave it to me several years ago. She was so proud to be able to give me a special gift. She had to work very hard for the money to buy it. It was a stretch to their budget to buy such a gift. Well as you guess it fell to the floor and broke into a million pieces. To say I was devastated is a understatement.
I stood their frozen in time not believing what I saw. There lay my beautiful cake plate shattered all over the floor. I was crying so hard. My poor husband was trying to console me.
You see I was not only crying for the loss of this gift but the loss of this young woman. I love this precious child as if she were my own!!!
She came into my life over 9 years ago when she married my son. I was suffering from another loss in my life at the time and she helped to heal my broken heart. She gifted us with a beautiful Granddaughter. From the very day she was born she shared her with us, allowing us to bask in the light of being Grandparents.
She and I shared so many special moments together. We would go to lunch and talk the afternoon away. We were more than friends we were Mother and Daughter. I still see her but not often and I miss her so much.
You see the only way I know to love is with all of me and when I hurt it is with all of me.
I sit here typing with tears running down my face thanking God for bringing her into my life and for being able to still tell her that I love her and will always have a special place in my heart for her!!!!