A Silver Tea Pot
You have all heard the saying;
"They were born with a silver spoon in their mouth"
I just assumed it meant being born rich...
Sure, we could of had a lot of things,
I remember a few times thinking I wish I had that!
But let me tell you what I did have,
I had a purple stingray bike...
It road as smooth as butter on mashed taters;
It was my one priced possession as a child growing up in a time of history
Where everything was changing...
Homes were being divided as so many adults chose to get a divorce;
It was like a plague had hit our neighborhood!
Fear of hearing of some of our friends parents divorcing put shock waves into
The neighborhood where we lived.
Well, I can tell you this;
My parents were one of those families that did get divorced!
And I found myself hurting so deep inside...
But it was that purple stingray bike that my Father had bought me after
Their divorce that helped hold me together!
So what does a silver tea pot have to do with me?
Well, After being married for many years, I asked for a silver teapot!
It just was one of those things that always seemed like it would last forever.
They are tough and thick and yet lovely and strong...
Life can be so fragile...
Can something like a purple stingray make a difference in a life?
Can a silver teapot mean more than just a little teapot?
You bet they can...
It is a good thing not to have everything,
But so special to have something that means something!
But we can learn a lesson here, even with a silver teapot;
They are lovely, but you don't use it everyday,
You need to polish it every 6 months or so to make sure it shines;
But a bike can roll through all sorts of troubles and you can use it everyday!
I realize now that even all the money in the world would not of
Made me happy,
If only my parents had stayed together.
~That Would Of Made Me Happy~
Special care for silver require a bit of polishing and special cleaner,
And a bit of elbow grease. But it is nice to have and to use for a special occasion.
A Marriage that stays together is worth more than a silver spoon or a purple bike!