So, it is alright to have favorite things such as antiques, books, vases and mementos. The picture on the right shows a few of my favorite things.
The book is the one I've mentioned in previous posts, the one my sister gave me after my third husband died. It contains Maxfield Parrish prints with the words to the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow. It has brought much peace and comfort during the hard moments of my life, and so it is on my list of favorites.
The vase was given to me by my husband. He knows the story behind my affinity for lilies, particularly Calla Lilies, and that was the reason behind the gift. ( See post: Lilies). It is now among my favorite things as well.
The antique dolls are only two among a large collection, all gifts from husbands, my sister and girlfriends. The givers are among my treasures and thus the gifts are among my favorites.
The sea shell came from the shore of a lake in Zimbabwe, Africa where my husband and I were married. I treasure that moment in time, the symbol behind the object: our love and commitment to each other. And so it is among my list of favorite things.
There are more, many more as our home is filled with mementos from our African travels, our years of collecting fine art prints, my own original art, and precious books and family photos.
As I reflected on these things, I recalled other treasures, Divine gifts I will always keep close to my heart.
|First time I held my daughter|
|Hugging my daughter on her wedding day|
|My grandson, my daughter's first child|
|My husband and I on our wedding day|
|My daughter and her husband|
|My oldest son|
|My parents 20th Wedding Anniversary|
|My younger son|
|My parent's 60th Wedding Anniversary|