It’s all in the eye of the beholder


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!


May 11, 2015 - 6:32 am

Veronica - You are such an amazing Mom! I hope you had a great Mother’s Day.

May 11, 2015 - 10:01 am

Dena Leigh - Super sweet story! I love love how you taught your boys to shop and gave them their own money. What a great way to teach them about about making their own choices with money and giving (especially to women!) No wonder you love that bracelet! Thank you for sharing this dear story Marlece, xoxo Dena

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