I wear this bracelet all Mother’s days for years now. I love the story behind it and it still to this day can bring a tear to my eye and a smile to my face.
I always took the boys shopping on special occasions for me, such as Mother’s Day, birthday’s or whatever the occasion.
I wanted to instill what it was to treat a lady. I, being the lady in their life made it possible by having them open the door for me when they were just able to walk ( of course I always helped out) but they didn’t know that, they took great pride in opening the door for their mother or buying a gift for me.
I would take them to a store and make sure each boy had money in his back pocket, find a sales girl and tell her that they were here to buy a gift and if she could help them out, I would leave them with the sales girl, go just far enough away where they couldn’t see me but spy on them the whole time the transaction was going down.
Can I tell you just how much this tickled me? I get all choked up just thinking about the years I got to do this. Now the big boys have taken on this job, but this was probably one of the best mothering moments I had with the kids.
When Layton was around the age of seven years old and Brayden four years, in a beautifully wrapped box, on this particular Mother’s day, I opened the box to find this bracelet. Of course, I oooohhhhed and awwwwwed because it was from them and of course loved it just that much more because they were so proud of their purchase for me.
A few months later, I wore the bracelet and my girl friend complimented me on my bracelet. I explained that I received it from the boy’s on Mother’s Day. As I told her this the boys were listening and beaming from ear to ear so proud. She said, “that is cubic zirconia?” I said, “YES!” I left her and looked back at Layton and he looked so defeated, I asked what was wrong and he said, “THOSE AREN’T DIAMONDS?”
Of course, what do you think a Mother says in this position, “WHAT? Where did you get that? Of course they are diamonds!”
I love this story, I love this bracelet and will always and forever hold both close to my heart.
Happy Mother’s Day all!