. . . and if jewelry is involved, that’s even better!
My son’s birthday was this week . . . he is now 20 years old, and he is the younger of my two children.
I have suddenly realized I no longer have a teenager.
Do I feel old? Maybe a little . . .
But my family keeps me young . . . if only young at heart.
Do I miss when the kids were tiny? Um, no . . . haha! Sure, they were cute and a lot of fun, but to be honest, they are a whole lot more fun now.
Since it is my son’s birthday week, I will use an example involving him first. Not too long ago, he and I were going somewhere . . . I could not tell you where . . . but that doesn’t matter.
We got into his car . . . (he bought himself a pretty black Mustang). As soon as we were out of the neighborhood, he handed me a pair of sunglasses. He put his on, then rolled down the windows and cranked up some classic rock. It probably sounds silly, but I can’t even put into words the pure joy I felt at that moment with him.
A very simple moment . . . happy . . . not a care in the world . . . and sharing it with my son.
Fast forward to today . . .
My son and I picked up my daughter from her work to go to lunch. She is a middle-school teacher.
As we pulled up to Whataburger (no judging please . . . ha!), both of them were singing quite enthusiastically with the song on the radio. We all laughed. Again, a simple moment . . . but one of pure joy.
Just a reminder to savor your time with family and friends. “Time marches on” may sound cliché, but is so very true.
So far, I have no regrets . . . and I plan to keep it that way . . .
What does this have to do with jewelry? Absolutely nothing . . .
But if any of my jewelry can bring someone even a fraction of the joy I feel with my kids, then I will feel like a success.