Once upon a time. . .
my friend Linda gifted me with this sweet little china lass.
It had been given to her by a dear old family friend.
Why she gave it to me. ..I can not remember.
I think she knew I had a tender spot for things lacy and sentimental in nature.
With no girls of my own .. she might have thought I needed something that would touch my feminine heart.
The wee china lass came to me undressed . ..
so I sewed it a rather hasty little frock and stood her up amongst my pretty things in my china cabinet.
Several years later . .
her daughter and my son. ..fell in love. . .and soon my friend and I were standing beside our children at the altar. . .blessing their marriage.
Linda and I share something very precious.
My grandgirlie and little miss muffet are her granddaughters too.
Yesterday when grandgirlie was over .. .
we shared a spot of tea with my new tiny tea set that was given to me for my birthday.
I smiled when it was given to me.
The giver had no way of knowing it matched perfectly with the little table runner that my friend Linda just made for my birthday this year.
At some point during tea. .
Grandgirlie spotted the wee little china lass and with in a gentle voice called it
"my special". ..as though she found a lost possession.
Since I felt some concern for the well being of the wee little china lass I tried to turn the attention elsewhere but try as I might. .
she would not forget the china lass.
She assumed it was hers. . .and of course it really is.
I thought yesterday again how the Lord knew of the course my life would take.
He knew that the girl I shared grade nine Physics with thirty-seven years ago . would one day be the friend I would share granddaughters with.
I feel rather sentimental about the wee china lass.
It isn't really mine anymore. ..
and knowing it would soon be leaving. .
I took a few photos . .
to remember her by.
all for now . .