A few words

for Sadje’s What Do You See? photo prompt. 






Every Christmas she placed a box on the table, a brown box tied with a red ribbon. I never knew what to expect when I opened it. Something sensible, something tasty, something silly!

One year when I opened it I was showered with silver stars before discovering inside a CD called Starstruck!

Sadly I lost her soon after last Christmas. Fittingly, she’d gifted me a little album containing photographs of us taken over the years. I stowed the box away in the loft.

Yesterday, Christmas day, I got up early and made myself a cup of coffee and took it into the lounge. To my surprise, there on the table was the brown box tied with a red ribbon.

My initial thought was that one of our kids had placed it there, and maybe put something inside, knowing how much it meant to me. 

I carefully untied the bow, lifted the lid and inside was a little heart, cut from a piece of pink paper.

The kids promised me it was not of their doing, which only left one explanation, one which few would believe, but I did. 

Thank you, dearest, thank you.



Original image credit; Monstera Pexels

22 thoughts on “A few words

  1. Dawn Dec 27, 2022 / 12:00

    What a beautiful, heartwarming story 💞💞💞

    Liked by 1 person

  2. The Sicilian Storyteller Dec 27, 2022 / 12:05

    The ultimate love story. You touched my heart with this one, Keith, and brought a tear to my eye. Supremely lovely and poignant. 💕

    Liked by 1 person

  3. susanrouchard Dec 27, 2022 / 12:35

    Beautifully written warm story. All the best for this winter time.


  4. Sadje Dec 27, 2022 / 13:05

    A beautiful story Keith, equally sad and happy. Thanks for joining in.

    Liked by 1 person

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