I have been up in the attic for the past couple of days, cleaning up and getting rid of things that we are never going to use. I found a certain someone's Charm Bracelet, my youngest daughter's to be exact.
Growing up she had a very overactive imagination and she would always say that her charms had a special power. One day, she lost the bracelet she went crying to her father about it and he went out and bought her another one and they kept it a secret. That is what they thought they did, her first charm was an "H" and it was not like the one I had bought for her. She had a much more expensive bracelet and Charm.
A couple months later I went out to buy a new charm for her birthday, she wanted a Star Of David. I brought it home and it would not fit. I did some investigating and I put it on mine and my other daughter's and it fit perfectly, that is when she let me know what had happened and said "please don't put daddy on punishment or be mad at him, It was my fault" she was more worried about her father than lying to me about the bracelet. I exchanged the charm to a bigger size. I learned to forget about it and just understand it hurt her that she was not able to come to me and let me know she "misplaced it"
I was going to go out and buy a new bracelet for her, she is old enough to care for it now, maybe she will treat it like she treats her shoes and value it. Mr. K never knew that she lost the bracelet that he had replaced the other one with.
He and I went shopping while on vacation last summer he found her the same charm that he had given to her sister when she got married almost 5 years ago. He bought it because he did not know if it was going to still be made when she decided to get married (She tells me NEVER). I look for the day I can place this on her charm bracelet and let her know it is from her father. She told me I should give it to her now, that she could take it everywhere she goes and think of him being there.
I will keep it for that special day when she finally makes it under the Chupah*
*Chupah symbolizes the marital home, open on all sides for guests.