I have already written about a couple of the fabulous presents I got given at Christmas, they were particularly welcome as I tend not to get many, so presents that had so much thought behind them are even more treasured. As I say I don't get many presents now and the ones that I do get tend to come in bottles, and so tend not to last well.
However every now and then I get presents for no reason, in many ways these are the best.
The Pearl ones on the right were from a special friend who made them. I treasure them as much for who made them as for the gift.
The ones in the middle however are all together very special.
At one point my Mother decided that she should give me a pair of her earrings this pair was my choice, I remember my father buying these for my Mother on one of his business trips to Saudi Arabia. He was so pleased to be able to buy something that nice in the bazaar, they are gold and pearl, but although they are valuable, to me they are precious. I also really like wearing them, after all practically all of the rest of my jewelry is costume rather than the real thing.
Since then I have often wondered about my Mother's motivations, was this just a generous gift to her child, or was there something more. I know that she can be lucid at times despite the Alzheimer's and I'm sure that she must remember some of my earlier forays into femininity, so I wonder, I wonder is this my Mother's way of saying, "I know and it's OK" without actually having to talk about it?