In December 1966, as a college sophomore subsisting on loans, I was excited when my boyfriend, Ron, suggested we go Christmas shopping together. He wanted me to try on dresses so he could choose one for my present. I found a dress I absolutely adored – a hot pink knit with a black patent leather belt. I gave strong hints this was the one I wanted. When he invited me to spend Christmas with his family and casually mentioned, “Bring a dress and your black patent shoes in case we decide to go dancing”, I knew I was getting that dress!
Christmas morning his family gathered around a brightly ornamented, sparkling tree surrounded with layers of presents. In my childhood, we had often been too poor to even buy a tree, so this was a wondrous treat. I received delightful gifts from his family, yet I kept waiting for that big dress box. Finally, he handed me my gift – in a box so little it wouldn’t even hold the belt buckle! I was sorely disappointed but pasted on a suitable smile, removing the paper, hoping my fake look of eager anticipation was working. Inside was a satin box. I opened it to reveal a beautiful, dainty, gold wrist watch. Speechless, I looked at him. He explained, “You always ask me what time it is, so I thought you could use one. I didn’t want you to guess, so I misled you a little. Hope you’re not too disappointed about that dress.”
What he did not know was that as a little girl, I had dreamed of owning a gold wristwatch. No one in our family owned a watch. I had vowed to myself, “Someday, Ellie, you’ll have a gold watch and when you do, you will know you have made it in this world.” I realized this insightful man understood me deeply. He did and he does. We’ve been married forty four years and he still never ceases to surprise me!
May you bestow and discover insightful and empowering gifts during this Holy Season!
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