Part I- of this post was written well over two years ago.
The young lady in that story has since gotten older and
has never forgotten the lesson she learned from her mother.
A lesson on letting go and trusting God -
Trusting in His timing and knowing that His ways are far
higher than hers.
The fake pearls were given up five years ago. Really it seems
like a lifetime ago and the young lady has learned so much
and grown stronger because of it.
Sometimes she wondered about her real pearls.
She knew that God never takes something without
giving something far better in return, but there were
times she doubted. She thought perhaps those
real pearls were over rated and maybe she shouldn't be so picky.
But then one day God brought someone into her life.
Someone who made her a better person.
Someone who made her eyes twinkle.
Someone who made her realize that genuine is so much better than fake.
And then it happened.
He knew her story,
So one fine day he presented her with black velvet box
just like the one from her story.
When she opened it she saw a beautiful strand of
He told her that she meant so much to him
and how he hoped he could be her set of real pearls.
A few months have passed.
Every time that young lady puts on those pearls
she is reminded of the past lesson learned
and she is so grateful that she gave up her fake pearls.
On November 2, 2012 that young lady will put those genuine
pearls on and walk down a church aisle to start a new life with him.
And she couldn't be more blessed.