Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
Tiffany's at Breakfast
Mom asked me a couple days ago if I wanted my birthday/Christmas present in June or September. Although my birthday's in August and Christmas is obviously in December, these were actually not irrational options as I was there in June and she'll be here next in September. She knew my answer without waiting for it -- I like presents, and the sooner, the better! So yesterday at breakfast she handed me a small gift bag in which was a small package. "I like small packages!" I noted. I opened one end of the paper and recognized the dark green box inside.
In the early '60s, a friend and mentor of mom's had died leaving almost everything to charity. Only a couple items were designated in her will. Since she was always clear about her intentions, Mrs. Sevier, a relative by marriage to Tennessee's first governor, managed to avoid "friends" who were only interested in her money. Mom, loving as she does out of no self-interest, was simply grateful for the guidance she'd received as a timid 22-year-old farm girl come to work in Baltimore. Expecting nothing, she received from the estate some cash, with which she purchased the piano I still have, and an antique Tiffany's blue enamel and diamond watch pendant on a gold and diamond chain (similar to this, but a little more elaborate). Expecting to receive it some years hence, after my mother has died, I instead received it yesterday.
This morning I began an online hunt for earrings I could wear with it, and was delighted to find these, which I think will match just about right. They'll be my birthday/Christmas present to myself, perhaps, though I will have to be patient for that present, as I need to pay off some car repairs before indulging in jewelry!
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 12:25 PM