Sunday, February 23, 2014

His Heart of Gold

My youngest son has always been the thoughtful one. Ever since he was little, he always made sure he had a little something for me when he got home from school. He'd give me a little wildflower he picked on his way home, a candy bar or lollipop that he bought out of his allowance. 

My son's gift to me on Mother's Day 1999
A few days before Mother's Day in 1999, I still vividly remember my son counting change and putting it in a little cloth pouch. I even teased him and said "Oooh, lookity-lookity! You're rich!" He was 6 years old then. I got the surprise of my life the following Sunday. He woke me up and handed me a little envelope, saying "Happy Mama Day, Mama!" I opened the envelope and found a little gold-colored plastic heart necklace! The chain was made of gold-colored garter thread with the plastic heart pendant. So that was what he was saving up for! It brought me to tears! I have kept that gift. It was that precious to me. 

My gift to my son for his 21st birthday
Now that my son is a grown man, working hard to earn his college degree, he has never changed. He is still the thoughtful one. He helps a lot around the house and sits beside me on the couch to watch TV or pull a joke on me. In a few month's time, he will turn 21 and I have found the perfect gift for him. I will give him something like the necklace he gave me 15 years ago - this time it will be real gold. I looked at Reeds necklaces and I found the perfect one! The Teeny Tiny 10kt Yellow Gold Heart Necklace is made of 10kt yellow gold, a 17 inch chain and a gold heart! 

It will be a token of my appreciation for him being such a good, thoughtful son. It is only a small gift but to make it more meaningful, I would show him the necklace he gave me when he was a kid and I know he'd be surprised that I kept it all these years. The price is reasonable enough, so I will buy it tomorrow and wait for his special day. I am so happy and excited! 

10 comments:

  1. What a sweet story! I am sure he will love your thoughtful gift as much as you loved his!

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  2. This is sweet! My son sounds a lot like yours. I remember my son gave me a lovely necklace for Christmas and he always gets excited when he has a gift to give me. He can hardly wait to give it to me. :-)

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  3. What a nice story.. He will really like the gift, and i am sure it will being up some great memories..

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  4. What a beautiful story! I hope my boys grow up to be as thoughtful as your!

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  5. You've clearly raised a wonderful young man! Very sweet...I love both necklaces!

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  6. What a dear story. He is truly still the thoughtful one!

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  7. This is such a beautiful story! You obviously did a great job raising him. I too hope that my little one grow up to be thoughtful.

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  8. Wow what an absolutely beautiful story! Brought me to tears!

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  9. That is so tender and sweet! What a great testament to you job as mom. What a great son and mom.

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  10. This is so sweet! And what a perfect gift for him! You have a wonderful relationship with your son!

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