Friday, December 21, 2007


Well, it is another day. I'm still sore. And I still have only BUMMER! I have tried to be very philosophical about distracts me from the wailing and gnashing of teeth! I really liked these earrings. They were designed by my DIL and myself and built to my specifications. I enjoyed wearing them and no one else had a pair just like mine.
But, in thinking of how I am going to miss wearing them,,,I have done a little talking to myself. What were they really, but some metal with shiny rocks glued on. As much as a treasure as they were to me...what would I trade to have them back. Certainly not any of my other jewelry, it is as special to me as those were. So what then? I suppose I could do without some of my clothes, and shoes and purses...I really have plenty to spare. Or maybe some of my collections I have worked on for years...I really do not need all that stuff. But, all of these things are just that...things. To replace my valuable earrings, I'd need to trade in something of value. What do I have that is of value? I live in a nice home....but I certainly need my home more than earrings. I drive a nice vehicle, but if I can't leave home, there would be no one to show off my earrings to. I have china and silver...but, I wouldn't part with that. I have good books that are like old friends...I could never trade those. What IS of value to me.? It all comes down to people. Family. Friends. They are my treasures. My husband, my sons, my DIL, my Mom and Pop, my sister and BIL, my nieces, their spouses, my SILs and their husbands, their families, my aunts and uncles and cousins, my friends who are as close as my family. This is my treasure. This is what I value. And the greatest treasure of Savior, Jesus Christ. These are what I hold dear. Would I trade any on these for an earring? How silly! Sure, I'll miss looking soooo cute in my fine earrings..:)..but, I still have all that REALLY matters. I KNOW where my treasure lies.


Musicaljean said...

Well, if you aren't just amazing! I keep liking you more all the time. This post is worthy of publishing. I guess that's what you just did - except we aren't paying you anything to read it, ha, ha!! I still hope that earring turns up and a most unexpected time and place.

justabeachkat said...

What a great post Tonja! So true! I'm hoping for a Christmas miracle for you and you find it. Merry Christmas!


Dianne said...

You are so sweet...this is a great post. I still hope you find that earring though. You are awesome! :-)

Mary said...

Sorry you fell and were bruised, sorry you lost such a lovely earring - which perhaps will turn up when least expected.......not sorry you didn't lose your perspective on material things, and your always great sense of humor Tonja!! You could have the remaining earring diamond reset into something else later - a brooch or a pendant.......but whatever you do, don't get rid of the penguin pajamas because I keep seeing you spread-eagled on the lawn in those, not once but twice!!! Did you really put them back on in the afternoon - ha! ha!?

Christmas blessings to you and your great family.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

You have found the true meaning of christmas!
The rest is stuff and things... and chocolate of course~ we can always use more chocolate.
Merry christmas y'all

RealEstateGirl said...

you are so right--but it's okay to miss something that means so much more to you than just the value of the jewelry.

I love this post, but I too, hope you still find your earring. You WILL one day when you least expect it!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Love ya!

Lynne said...

Tonja - Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family. The earring will show up when you least expect it.