Five Minute Friday: Cherished

I’m very blessed because, for the most part, if there’s something my family and I want or need, we have the means to purchase it.

But there are some things money just can’t buy, and those are the things to be cherished.

My grandmother loved to quilt. In fact, other than playing bingo, there wasn’t anything she loved to do more than quilt. Before her death in 2000, she hand-made quilts for everyone in our family: her two sons, my dad and my uncle, and all of her grandchildren.

She made mine back in the days when my favorite colors were mint green and pink. Nowadays I don’t own a single mint green or pink thing, except for the beautiful heirloom that graces my home office from a quilt hanger on the wall.

It hangs in a place where I can look at it every day while I’m working. It always brings a smile to my face.

I’m not materialistic, and there are not many things I’d run back into a burning house to save. But that quilt?

Irreplaceable. Invaluable. Cherished.

Is there something you consider a truly cherished possession? I’d love to hear about it.

Five Minute Friday

On Fridays, I like to join Lisa-Jo Baker, the Gypsy Mama, in writing with abandon for 5 minutes on a topic of her choosing. Did I mention there’s no editing? Why don’t you join us?
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Comments

  1. says

    That is wonderful.  My gran did a painting of the history of Durban South Africa, and hand carved the frame.  I have it in my lounge and I look at it everyday.  She was cherished.  I can only hope she knew it.  In from SITS.

  2. StefanieYoungBrown says

    Oh, Chrissy, you’ve taken my heart back to my Grandma Young.  She quilted beautifully and I’m the blessed recipient of several of her creations.  I do cherish them because she passed away 2 years before I was born.

    What a beautiful post!!

  3. says

    Chrissy, Love that you cherish your quilt. Some things are so important it doesn’t matter what color or style they are, right? I definitely value those old, family treasures more now that I have a daughter I want to pass them along to. Beautiful.

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