I have a hard plastic music box frame, which sits on one of the side tables – in my living room – and it has a card inside the frame. The card is light blue in color and has a picture on it of a bouquet of pink, light green, and white stars and also white half moons. Casual cursive writing is also on the upper and lower areas of the card. At the top of the card, the writing says ‘You are so very special’. And on the bottom of the card – below the mystical and embracing picture – the writing completes the thought with, ‘Thank you for being born-‘. The music box on the back plays the tune of ‘You Light Up My Life’. I was given this frame as a gift years back from my Dad and loved everything about it immediately. It has always been a treasured item for me.
Recently while working on myself at being better able to cope with my emotions, I came across this frame and found it reasonable to put it across the room from my living room sitting area, on the same table that sits my mother’s rose stained glass Tiffany-style lamp. Both of these items remind me of the love of my parents.
The delicate music that plays You Light Up My Life when I turn the knob on the back is beautiful to hear. It not only shows me how much I was loved, but it also shows me how much I love my own children. As in the lyrics to this song explains – I will always carry on and have hope – because of that bond of love.
Dad had everything so right and was able to express to me the meaning of unconditional love. With faith, I know that my parents are now my angels and are always close by. There is no question that they continue to be an influence in all that I am and do.
With this gift, Dad gave me a reason and a way to see clarity. It is during these times when I need help from above all that I have to do is look across the room at this framed card music box and see the power and beauty of the love between a parent and a child (which includes our Father from above to all of His children). I am then given peace and strength when there is so much chaos in the world.
The Gift of Love
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