I can't believe I am sitting here having to think about answering my own question...hmmm.
I guess I would have to say my mother's mother of pearle earrings that my grandfather brought back from the Philipines when he was in the Army. Mom had the raw pearls made into a necklace and earrings that I will get when she passes. But I get to borrow them now and they are beautiful. Makes me feel like I look like my mother when I wear them.
So that's probably the best. Of course, I don't WANT THEM any time soon. They are just down the hall, so mom doesn't need to kick off anytime soon! I'd rather have her than the earrings anyday.
And the other gift is from God, and that is the ability to make other people laugh or smile. That is one of the truest gifts ever. I have spent a lot of time in hospitals and always find a way to make someone smile or at least not look as miserable as they feel.
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You're right Linda; this one IS a hard one to answer. For me the gift is a "normal life" --a husband; a daughter; a home I spent a full third of my life (or maybe more) in psychiatric hospitals. No one in those places ever expected me to marry; let alone have a baby;let alone stay married for 24 years and have my daughter turn out to be a great person. Some people would say that the heroes here are the pills I swallow twice a day that made this normalcy possible. But I know that it was a lot more than pills. It was the God who loved me that gave me those gifts and made every day of sanity possible.
Man that is a hard one to answer : For me I guess its when the USAF finally acknowledged what happened ot me during my years in the air force from there I have been able to have peace comfort and finally been able ot work on my issues (PTSD) Hard to put in words but that made such a difference in my life finally knew I wasn't crazy
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