So today it's time for the second Story Telling Sunday of the year, head over to Sian's at From High in the Sky to join in!
Well let me show you my precious, come on in and make yourself at home.
Actually, you've just walked straight past my precious. It's something so plain though so I'll forgive you for not noticing. It's something that hangs in my hallway and nobody notices or understands the relevance of but, to me, it's one of my favourite and most important things. It's my Dad's coat:
After a twelve year battle, from the age of 58, with Alzheimer's my dad finally passed away just over five years ago. This coat was the one thing I took from my mum's after he'd died and I love it. My dad did have jewellery but I never saw him wear it, I wanted something that really made me think of dad. It reminds me so much of him, of when he went out to walk the dog or when he went to his club. It's not a shrine and it's not morbid it's just one of the little things that makes me think of him and smile.
Every morning when I go out to work it's the last thing I see before I open the door and every day when I return it's the first thing I see, it makes me happy and it lets me know he's with me all the time. All the silver and gold in the world wouldn't make up for this very precious item in my home.
Head over to Sian's now and show us your precious.
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