When I graduated from High School my parents gave me a gorgeous cedar chest. I love it, and have kept some very special, and precious "treasures" inside through the years. Every once in a while the kiddos ask to see what is inside, they love to see the things I hold dear to me. Inside there is nothing worth $$$$ value, but there are many journals, some flowers from my Grandmas funeral in a glass case, and a special snow globe from Disneyland that Bug picked out for me when he and his Dad went to California during the divorce.
I decided to share some of my most precious treasures that I keep in my chest. Some are silly, some are sweet, all are memories.
These were Bugs first little slippers. He wore them everywhere, and he loved Elmo!!! It got to the point that his little toes were all the way through, and he didn't care. We got him new ones eventually, but they were never worn like these. I can't throw these out, they make me happy, and remind me of that cute little one year old that never took off his Elmo slippers!! How silly is that?!?
This is Lexlee's blessing dress. My amazing Mom made it for her. I truthfully never thought I'd have a little girl, and when she was born and I realized that I had one after all, I couldn't have been more excited. This dress is gorgeous, and means the world to me. She looked absolutely beautiful, and she is my sweetheart.
Jibbity's first ballet slippers. She started dance when she was 2, and she has loved it ever since. She wore these everywhere, and danced all through the house.(she still does) She wore the bottom of one of them out. They are so tiny, and I love the memories of that little munchkin wearing these everywhere. Makes me smile.
This is the teeny tiny bracelet Ashie wore on her blessing day. It was way to big for her, that doesn't even seem possible now. She has grown so much, and is so stinkin' fun and healthy!!!
My most amazing treasure is the gorgeous quilt my Mom made for me when I got married. I can't even imagine how long this took her to put together...all I know was that is was a work in progress from when I was a baby.
Every different colored square is a scrap of fabric from something my mom created for me. There are squares from pajamas, and dresses, formals, and dance costumes. Some I recognize others were before I can remember. Every single one was sewn in with me in mind, and I still marvel at the time and love that was put into this amazing work of art!! Thanks again Mom!!!
Obviously my best and most important "treasures" are the ones that these objects remind me of. But these things that I can hold and be reminded of specific times from the past are more valuable than all the money in the world!
What are YOUR treasures???
Have a wonderful Tuesday!!