Sunday, 3 February 2013

My Precious - Story telling Sunday Three February

This time my story is short because I have a muscle spasm in my neck that started on Tuesday and is reluctant to let go, even with the persuasive power of Codeine, Paracetamol and Diazapam it is still causing severe pain. Story Telling Sunday is brought to you by the lovely Sian over at From High In the Sky . why not take a look at some of the other stories about Precious things after you have read mine - of course
In 2011 My cousin gave me a box. It was absolutely plain, not a single mark on it anywhere. She told me that she thought I might use it to keep those things that do not sit easily on a scrap book page. The wood was smooth and had that wonderful new smell about it and I fell in love with it straight away. She said that if I would like it she could put a design on it because she does Pyrography. I couldn't decide straight away so I took my lovely box home and looked at it for a while. I knew exactly what I would put into it and soon it was pretty full.
Around March 2012 I took the box back to my cousin and gave her a detailed description of what I wanted on the top. I said "Can I have a few leaves and stuff and the words "Keepsakes" please?" Fortunately She knows me very well - a lifetime of finishing each other's thoughts can do that - and you can see the design she gave me. I think it is the most beautiful gift I have ever received, that wasn't from my husband or children. I keep it in my bedroom on the chest of drawers so that every day I look at it and think about the contents. Some of the things in there hold painful memories but memories I don't want to lose. Everything has a small piece of acid free paper explaining what it is and why it is kept and my children also know the stories for when I am gone.
So this is a very precious object and it contains many more.

14 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a fantastic idea. So glad you shared your story.
rinda

Maria Ontiveros said...

OH, and i hope you feel better soon.
Rinda

Sian said...

It's absolutely beautiful! I know what you mean about a present not from husband or children: there is something differently special about it.

I hope you are feeling a lot better soon - that doesn't sound like much fun at all :( and I'm looking forward to seeing you fighting fit again for next month!

Barbara Eads said...

Sorry you've been under the weather. I really like your keepsake box. The friend that gave it to you is quite the artist. I love the detail. Can't wait to hear of the memories stored inside.

Alison said...

What a beautiful box, and I love that you have explanations of what things are for your children...U do hope you feel better soon
Alison xx

Elizabeth said...

You have a most loving cousin. She must love you very much to have given you a wonderful box. Thanks for your story and I hope your spasm leaves soon.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

That's beautiful! How lovely to have something you can keep in plain sight too. I hope the spasm has released you now xx

Becky said...

What a beautiful box. I do hope your neck is soon feeling better x

Jo said...

That is a really beautiful box and, I'm sure, the memories it stirs are so special.

Mel said...

A really cute little box for all your keepsakes!

Missus Wookie said...

Diazapam is usually good - hope the neck spasm goes away soon :(

That is a gorgeous box - she did a lovely job and I'm so glad there is an explanation of it all inside.

Miriam said...

I hope you feel better soon...I love your box and to think you have written a note about everything! What a wonderful treasure your children will have.

Chipper said...

A beautiful box! I am glad that you have documented the stories behind each item in it.

Gail said...

I hope you're feeling better soon. What a lovely box and such a great cousin for giving it to you and decorating it. I love that you've documented everything in it for your children.