Thanks to Betty Mason Arthurs for this story of love and loss and Christmas joy.
Diamond Ring and Christmas
Betty Mason Arthurs
Christmas time brings both happy and painful memories. Today, I share one of a father’s love and his gift.
A father kept a memorable gift tucked away in the top drawer of his dresser. Among his extra keys, spare change, combs and handkerchiefs nestled, like delicate eggs in a nest, a small blue velvet box. David often touched the box and then opened it to gaze at the beautiful diamond ring, a gift for his lovely daughter.
His daughter was the sunshine in his life. It’s not often parents give birth to a selfless child who loved them “to the moon and back” even after she married. Marcy gave them a delicate granddaughter and handsome grandson. She and her family lived close by and every visit overflowed with her love and concern for her parents.
Marcy would turn 30 years in May…
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