Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Most Thoughtful Gift

An unexpected birthday gift arrived in the mail last week.  It's one of the most thoughtful gifts I've ever received.

As you may remember from this post, I had an early miscarriage last fall (2010).  I also had another this spring.  My due dates would have been last June and mid-December, right about now.  Both miscarriages were early.  I'm grateful that they didn't involve any medical intervention.  And I'm extra grateful for words of comfort and truth from Scripture.  Nevertheless, I'm still aware that I should be snuggling a newborn right now, or have a six month old.  I passed a mom in Central Market today who had a newborn in a sling.  It's moments like that.  They happen all of a sudden.  And it's all I can do to stop myself from walking up to her and telling her that I should have a baby too.

Back to the gift.

This is the necklace I already had.

This is the card I received.

And this is my new necklace.

It's a perfect addition to my Mommy necklace.  It now feels complete.  
Thank you, Niki.

Necklace from The Vintage Pearl


Blairish said...

wow. what a friend. what a gesture.

TJ Wilson said...

that niki - sweet sweet. touches me - the whole thing. the gift, your words.

thethomfamlee said...

so precious!

Sarah said...

I just love love love that...I have a necklace like that and might do the same thing. I know how hard it is to see babies and wonder and figure ages and still have hope, but deal with deep envy.

Angel said...

Beautiful, Sarah. The words, the gesture and the necklace. I wish I could hug your neck.

nikki said...

very thoughtful...loved your words.

Krista Sanders said...

Niki---thank you for loving our friend Sarah so well. I wish we would have thought of that. Will you be my friend? ; )
Sarah-- so proud to be your friend. I understand your longing and the lack of control we have. But we carry on because HE IS GOOD!

meg duerksen said...

that is so special!
i always wanted a necklace to symbolize my baby i lost.
i never did it and then it felt too far away. this is really cool. that friend is a true friend.