It is truly amazing what happens when you least expect it!
Let me first give a little background so that this will make sense. My mother passed away from cancer when I was 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. Life took a different turn at that point and communication was lost with different members of the family.
Now – after 40 years a marvelous thing happened. I was given a ceramic piece last year, that my mother had made for Christmas years ago. It was a Santa with a bag that always had three wrapped gifts in it that just filled the bag that was attached. I can remember seeing it sitting in the living room on the coffee table each year. When I brought it out I noticed one of the small wrapped packages that felt different from the others. I opened the first two that were just empty boxes…and then I opened the third. To my amazement it was a leather wallet. Upon looking it over I noticed that it had my mother’s name embossed on the inside.
As my father has now passed away – I will never know if this was a gift that was never opened, or a gift that was left wrapped, intact, for me to find all these years later. However it happened, I feel blessed and touched by my mother’s hand once again. Thank you for the lost treasure – a true gift. I love you and miss you Mom…..