My mother's 21st present to me...

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My mother's 21st present to me...
Sun, 08-16-2009 - 11:33am

I'm an only child to two doting parents and recently celebrated my twenty-first birthday.

My mother did something beautiful for me that I wanted to share with all of the parents of only children on here... since you're most likely to have saved all these things, too, and can do this for your children someday.

At home after going out for my birthday with my friends (we then came home to get thoroughly sozzled), my mother presented me with two boxes. Everything in them was significant. She wrapped everything in pink (my favourite colour) tissue paper.

Among these items were:

My milk and juice bottles (gently used);
My christening singlet and booties;
My coming-home layette;
My receiving shawl;
Three helium foil balloons from my first birthday;
My baptism candle;
The single pink candle that was once on top of my first birthday cake;
My letters to Father Christmas;
My little miniature Spice Girls dolls;
My first walking shoes, in white leather;
All my lost teeth;
My umbilical cord;
My school library bag.

There was more, but I can't quite remember it off the top of my head.

The boxes were tied with ribbon that was previously tied around my first car when my parents gave it to me nearly two years ago.

Rarely have I ever been so touched. She saved everything.

Edited 8/16/2009 11:33 am ET by abbag1rl
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Registered: 03-17-2009
Sun, 08-16-2009 - 5:42pm
What a truly special memory (and a great mom).



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Registered: 06-06-2002
Mon, 08-17-2009 - 5:08am

That's really nice.

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 08-17-2009 - 9:01am
Thanks for sharing this! I have saved many of these things (plus many others!) and I hope that my son will someday appreciate having them.


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Registered: 09-20-2001
Mon, 08-17-2009 - 10:18am
Very, very sweet...thanks for sharing!!