When I introduced Preston and Liz to each other at our favorite restaurant some years back, I didn’t realize I was setting in motion an epic love story! Liz recently posted this letter from Preston and gave me permission to share it.
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Here is what Liz wrote:
This morning I woke up and found an envelope on the shelf next to my toothbrush … It contained a letter from my husband and these earrings. The letter said:
Lizzy, I went for a ride after my meeting last night. Driving aimlessly for a while, I ended up at Hard Times Cafe, where a sweet, wrinkly old Native American Indian woman with a braid in her hair approached me with a small collection of earrings. Her husband was sitting outside on the curb making more by hand. I told her I didn’t really see any that I thought my wife would love. She asked in a way you can imagine an old Indian woman in her wise voice would ask, “What is it your wife loves?”
I thought for a second and responded with reserved pride in my cleverness, secretly hoping to stump her. “The sun,” I said. With a smirk on her face she rushed off, trailing, “I will have my husband make the right thing.”
When I was about finished with dinner she came back with this set of earrings. She said to me in a wise and mystical sort of way, “Your wife loves the sun because she loves to grow. To grow with the sun you must be firmly planted in the ground and be shown care with love. These conditions must exist for the sun to do its job. I had my husband make you these. They are made from Hematite. It comes from the ground and our people believe it keeps us connected to the earth and offers protection. It gives us the stability to stay connected as we learn. The hearts, of course, symbolize love, which is the second requirement for growth. And this your wife will have when you hand her these, and again each time she wears them.”
Of course this left me scrambling for my wallet.
So, my love, when you wear these, remember that I strive to be the ground for you from which you can grow. I will always look for ways to love you more, and give you the secure footing you need to become whatever it is you want to be. I love you.
Needless to say, the letter is now soaked with happy tears and the earrings are on my ears. I have no idea how I got so incredibly lucky …. I love you, Preston. I don’t even have words ….
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