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Unexpected Confessions and Blessings

Saturday, April 07, 2012

My stepson sent me a text on Friday so I thought I was getting Easter flowers. This bowled me over because our relationship while good has not been particularly close. I rarely see him and here he was organizing flowers. None came yesterday and then I received a text saying did I get them. They were from the two boys and one of their girlfriends. They said UPS verified it. Can I tell you the youngest came right over. Apparently they have been delivered across the street. I was so touched. We will try and sort it out today. I have had their father arrested three times just this year. I can't believe they would do this for me. And you know what it's like for a 20 something to come over and try and handle this? I am awed.
They are due for lunch today shortly. So, I am making fish. We are interfaith so we are having combo Easter/Passover lunch as the eldest works at night and tomorrow is their mother's birthday.
I was married 20 years ago. And for a wedding present my mother gave me the fish service from her set which was from my great grandmother. We have a major silver service. Seriously think originally it was for 48. In fact my mother split out a service for 6 except for the knives and used to run it through the dishwasher. Of course, when she was put in a home, I got the rest of the service. But back to the fish service. It was in a box. My first husband was a man who said erl instead of oil (whole other story). It was a very short marriage and I never took the service out of the box my mother gave me. I have moved with it several times. When T and I moved, I took it out of the box still wrapped in tissue and put it in a drawer in the china cabinet.
Last night was the first night in my life I was alone for Passover. This morning I think since we are having fish, maybe I'll use the fish service. I can't believe this. When I started to unwrap the tissue my mother had split off more of the set than I knew existed and had actually given me my own small set of the silver in addition to the fish knives and servers. There are even demitasse spoons. I never knew or imagined and she never said a thing. I feel I am blessed and that my mother and grandmother are with me today and always. What tremendous gifts of love I have received this weekend.
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  • FRANCESCANAZ
    Continue in your blessings mi amiga. emoticon
    1961 days ago
  • BRAVERUDE
    This got me choked up... we certainly do share a bunch of similarities! My dog kept me company for Passover - she likes my chicken!
    I hope you've had a delightful weekend!
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    1961 days ago
  • BARBAELLEN
    I loved this blog. I think sometimes you forget how deserving you are, and I'm so happy that you've been reminded of how special you really are. You might not have had anyone with you on Passover this year, but you sure aren't alone. Enjoy your Passover/Easter.

    PS - Can I take it demitasse has now been added to your lunch menu? :)

    xo



    1962 days ago
  • GEMINISUE
    So happy for you!
    1962 days ago
  • DGFOWLER
    This touches my heart. So happy for you. Blessings your way and have a safe and happy Easter. Donna
    1962 days ago
  • JSALERNO
    Have a great holiday.
    1962 days ago
  • MARTY19
    What an awesome gift. On all counts.

    Marty
    1962 days ago
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