Wednesday, May 30, 2012

THE BLUE RHINESTONE NECKLACE - A Wedding Story

Mr. & Mrs. Troy Curtis




Recently, I was asked, "Do you have a memorable sale of a piece of jewelry?"  The answer, "YES!!!"  I know exactly the situation!  Undoubtedly,  the most memorable sale that I have had took place in 2005.  We had a jewelry booth set up at the Coburg Antique Faire in Oregon.  A group of young women, approximately 25 – 30 years of age, came into the booth.  They were all talking about their husbands and fiances’, and this one girl picked up a light blue rhinestone necklace and said, “Wouldn’t this look great with a wedding dress?”  At the time,(unbeknownst to me) she didn't have someone special in her life, but was dreaming of the day she would marry.  Off they went to another booth.  Approximately an hour later, this girls friend came to the booth, picked up the necklace and purchased it. 

Now, jump ahead one year later, at the same antique fair - 2006, I noticed this young woman and her mother walking up to me with a yellow manila envelope her her hand and a big smile on her face.  She asked if I remembered the group of women and the blue necklace.  I actually did remember, because I had thought of the friend that came back and purchased the blue rhinestone necklace.  She handed me the envelope, and in it was wedding program with the picture of her in the necklace and a wedding dress; as well, there was a program for a wedding.  On the back of the program was a story about “the necklace”.  I knew right away that this young woman was the new bride!  She came back to my booth to share the story!

Picture of Heather included in the Manilla Envelope






  I didn't really know it was my favorite until nearly a year after the initial sale.  Here's the story according to the Bride's friend that was on the back of the Wedding Program (please forgive the spots on the program - I've shared this story with so many people, and it's taken a toll on this poor program):

Back of the Wedding Program





I'm not really sure where Heather is now, but I have shared this story with many family, friends and acquaintances.  This was my most memorable sale.  It was more than just selling a piece of jewelry, it was a story of true love and friendship....as story of hope, inspiration and the power of prayer!  Where every you are Heather Taylor Curtis,  I pray that your marriage is blessed with much love, family and friends!  I am positive this story has blessed many other lives....including mine!



I have to write a follow up on this article.  After writing this blog, I began thinking of this young bride and wondered what ever happened with her, and how she is doing.  I then did something totally out of character for me.  I went to one of my favorite social networking sites and searched her name and city.  Guess what?  Yes, I not only found her, but was able to contact her through email.  She posted a colored picture of the special day with the necklace on.  They have a baby girl now,,,,, This story to be continued!

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    1. Thank you Shari, not my story, but it is a story that is so sweet. I love that Heather's friend loved her enough to buy and pray for her. I loved the message to have faith and pray diligently - as well as listen and obey when we "hear" God speak to us. Thank you for taking the time to read her story!

      Gayla

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