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Sunday, September 19, 2010

What's Lost is Found!

Have you ever lost something that you loved?

I have.

A few years ago, Chris bought me a beautiful diamond necklace for my birthday. It had three vertical diamonds - one for each of our daughters. I loved it.

One day, about a year ago, I opened up my jewelry box and couldn't find it. I turned my bedroom upside down, looking everywhere for it. I searched for weeks and couldn't find it anywhere.

I was devestated. When it comes to jewelry, I am a traditionalist and a minimalist. I wear the same pieces each day and they all mean something to me. I was absolutely heartbroken.

I told Chris that I couldn't find it. He understood it was an accident, but I could tell he was bummed about it. I told him that I thought it was in my bag that I take to commercial shoots. For some of my shoots, I take additional clothes and bring along other jewelry to match the different outfits. I thought for sure the necklace was in one of the pouches in that bag. I was almost positive I had worn it to a shoot and taken it off to wear another necklace. But after searching the bag a gazillion times, I just couldn't find it.

It has bothered me - and driven me crazy - for the past year.

Well, the other day I was getting ready for a shoot and cleaning out that bag. I looked down, and saw the glimmer of a sparkling diamond.


Apparently the pouch it was in had a little slit in it, and the necklace had fallen through it. I seriously can't tell you how many times I searched that bag and never saw it.

I have been wearing it again, and the girls just love it. I explained to them that each diamond represents my three daughters: Melissa on top, because she's the oldest, followed by Ann Catherine and Lily Baker on bottom.

Yesterday as Ann Catherine was admiring it she said, "Mommy, I think Melissa should be the middle diamond."

"Why?" I asked.

"Because she's the special-ist of all the angels."

Oh yes she is. Maybe she had a part in that necklace finding it's way back to me. I am so happy to have it back!


Love my 2 BoYs! said...

SO! Glad you found it!!

nat said...

Same thing happened to Carrie's "Carrie" necklace on Sex and the City. It was in the lining of her purse and she found it at just the right moment. So glad you found yours too!