Soon after my mother, Audrey, passed away, I came home to the house we shared to find a new hutch in the corner of my bedroom. I didn’t give much thought to the fact of it being there because other items would unexpectedly appear in our home. Later that evening I asked my fiancé where the beautiful hutch had come from. He simply looked over at me and said “ I bought this for you so that you would have a stunning cabinet to put the photo of your mother, the gold watch and the antique German china in. I looked at him with tears in my eyes and began to cry. Even though I didn’t say thank you right away, he knew how much that surprising gift touched my heart. I now had a beautiful cherry wood hutch with three shelves, a beautiful glass door that needs and old skeleton key to open to hold these precious inheritances’.
On the top shelf of the cabinet there is a photo of my mother. The photo is placed in a beautiful...
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...esert and a cactus. My family and I are originally from Arizona, so having my tea cup and plate is a part of who I am and where I came from.
It is common for people to have cherished possessions, these items hold an extremely significant amount of sentimental value because my mother was my best friend, and she was always there for me. Night or Day. Rain or Shine. I carry her with me in my spirits and smile. When I get home and go to my bedroom, I see my china hutch in the corner with the picture of my mother being the first thing I see. My china hutch lets me remind my children of the wonderful woman their grandmother, memaw, was and how much she loved them. The hutch gives a sense of my mothers’ presence to me and my children and remains throughout my home. In total my china hutch is the most cherished possession I have because of the special items displayed inside.
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