OK, maybe not so fancy and expensive. And, not so gorgeous either. But truly made with love.
Ray walked me through every bead on her bracelet and explained to me what each one represents (her bracelet is the one closer to my hand). From right to left:
*A purple glass bead - She loves purple and it was the fanciest there was.
*A small silver rose - She's the baby rose.
*A gold bead - Because its GOLD, mommy, and really expensive!
*A big silver rose - I'm the mommy rose.
*A hot pink dolphin - Because its a dolphin and they are cute.
*A red heart - Because she loves me. Duh.
*A pink butterfly - They are pretty, just like us.
*A purple bow - Because she loves purple and hair bows. It just made sense.
*A silver flower - Flowers are pretty and I wear a lot of silver.
*A black bead - I also wear a lot of black and its one of my favorite colors (I do, in fact, wear a lot of black. But I never made a deal about it, so I'm impressed that she is working on her observation skills).
*A sparkly pink heart - Her teachers didn't have any diamonds, so this heart was the sparkliest thing she could find. And its pink.
I love the thought process that she went through as she put it together. I can just imagine her facial expressions and the conversation she had with CG while they made their bracelets.
I asked Chay to explain his bracelet to me kind of in the same way that Ray did. He said, "It has a dice on it," then walked away. So, I guess it represents that I like to gamble? Great! (I don't have a gambling issue. I swear.)
He came up to me last evening and told me he was happy I was wearing his bracelet. I said, "Of course, I'm wearing it. Its beautiful and its from you."
His response was, "Its beautiful just like you, Mommy," and gave me a kiss.
I truly am a lucky woman.