July 2, 2012
a little gift.
I have a little gift that someone once gave me. Someone who has always remained in my heart. When I was a child, a curious young girl with short boyish hair, my grandfather gave me a simple necklace he made. Pieces of silver blended together with two coral fetish bird beads. Two birds to spread their wings and carry me far in life, or so I was told. Over the years this necklace has always remained close by my side. As a girl I wore it daily and as the years passed it found a home in my nightstand. But every once in awhile I would hold it in my hands and remember the times I spent with my grandfather. Remember how close we were even though we only had seven short years together. I know today he would be proud that I passed along this little gift. I passed it along to a unique little girl who holds a special place in my heart. May these wings carry her as far in life as the carried me and may she continue to walk to greatness.