Biographical Non-Fiction posted June 15, 2018


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Life is full of little miracles.

The Ring

by brenda faye curtis


When my mother died nine years ago, I inherited her favorite ring--Black Hills gold with a grape leaf design. Every day, since I received it, I have worn her ring. When I wear it, I feel connected to Mom. I feel like she's still with me.

Because the ring was too large for me, I wrapped thread around the base of it so I could keep it on my finger. Many people thought I should have it downsized to fit me, but I'd never do that. If I altered it, it wouldn't be Mom's ring anymore.

On Friday, the second of February this year, I put the ring in my pocket before work, and at the end of the day, I discovered it was gone.

I retraced my steps, praying I'd find the ring. I searched every place I'd been since that morning and found nothing. I felt sick.

I was sick in bed all day Saturday, and the ring never left my thoughts. I dreamt of it that night.

I worked on Sunday, drove home in a blizzard, and thought of the ring. Even a beautiful blanket of fresh snow on the earth couldn't lift my spirits.

Monday, when I went to work, all the snow had blown off the streets. When I stepped out of the van and began to cross the street, my eyes were involuntarily cast down and froze on a spot.

There was Mom's ring, sitting in a crack in the middle of the street where it had lain for three days--undisturbed.

At that moment, I knew God had guided my eyes to that exact spot. He had answered my prayer.

I looked up into the bright, blue sky and I thanked my Creator, my Guide, for giving me one more great blessing.

I hope I deserve it.


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