'I wish' .... I hadn't lost my mom's earrings that she passed down to me!!
When I was 16, my mom surprised me with the sweetest gift of passing down a pair of diamond earrings that were hers when she was a teenager. She got them as a gift from her parents when she was 16, and she thought what a sentimental gift to pass on to me when I turned 16. This will probably bring my mom to tears reading this, and still to this day I am so angry for losing ONE of the earrings.
I remember it like it was yesterday .....
- We had to take off all our jewelry for cheer practice
- I placed BOTH earrings in the side pocket of my cheer bag
- Later that evening when I got home, I went to grab them
For some reason, only one is there - Shoot me now.
I searched that bag inside and out, checked the stitching, and finally gave up. I knew my mom was going to kill me, and I tried to wait as long as I could hoping it would show up. Then, she called me out on it, and I just started bawling. I could see how truly upset she was, and the saddest part was the sentimental value of the earrings - nothing could replace them.
I am even more embarrassed to report I lost ANOTHER PAIR of diamond earrings. They happened to be a gorgeous set I splurged for myself when I worked at Bailey Banks and Biddle, and they got lost lost in the move from Texas to Washington. 6 months after them being MIA, one day in the garage a sparkle caught my eye and ONE of my DIAMONDS was calling my name. Now, four years later ...... I am depressed to report the other one never showed up.
You better believe I will never buy another set of real diamonds until I am 75 years old. Gabe knows to not surprise me a pair because I think it's one of the pieces of jewelry that I am meant to live without. OR, not without (come on!!), but a fancy inexpensive pair from Nordstrom. They are my favorite because at the rate I take them in and out .... I would have a heart attack if I lost another pair.
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