A Gift…

Last time we went out to visit Micheal’s grave I noticed the 101st Airborne flag I had put there was becoming tattered and needed replaced. I asked the wife of one of the men who served with Micheal if she could pick one up at the Post museum gift shop for me and I would send her the money for it. She said she would be glad to do it and not to send any money.  A few days later her husband popped on her messenger and told me he was mailing it out with a gift for me enclosed.

A couple days later the package arrived and in it I found  the flag I had requested and the most beautiful locket in the shape of a dog tag with the army emblem on the front. I will be taking it to have the back engraved.  Of course a picture of Micheal will go in it. But as I stood on the porch this evening I remembered that packed away in a box in the loft I have Micheal’s baby book and in it a locket of his hair from his first hair cut.  His Great Grandpa gave him his first hair cut when he was about a year old. His grandma didn’t think it was short enough. She liked the flat top look.  I will be climbing up into the loft tomorrow to find that locket of hair and I will put it in the locket. And I will wear the locket at all times and have a little piece of my son with me.

Thank you Jeremy and Kara… not only for the locket but for you friendship. You are two amazing people and I am so proud to have you in my life.


7 Responses to A Gift…

  1. Ann Marie @ Household6Diva March 9, 2010 at 11:50 pm #

    What a wonderful gift full of sentiment. (hugs)

  2. Kara and Jeremy March 10, 2010 at 12:25 am #

    We are so happy that you like the locket! We are extremely blessed to have you in our lives. We love you!

  3. USMCWIFE8999 March 10, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    What a wonderful gift for people that obviously loved Michael and now love you as well. I think the hair is a great idea, and everytime the world gets to be too much you can just reach up and touch the locket to bring you back to what matters.

  4. Deidre Edder March 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    Okay, now I am bawling.

  5. Knottie March 10, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

    Don’t cry.. Pokey hated tears. I tell his friends “Don’t cry because it’s over. smile because it happened” How blessed we were to have him even if it were too short a time.

  6. Jonathon Jegede March 11, 2010 at 10:12 am #

    Love your information Keep em coming I look forward to more!

  7. AFSister March 11, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    What a wonderful gift! You are truly blessed to have such great friends, Knottie.

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