I love a good story with a happy ending
Since most people do, this Santa Barbara Jeweler thought she’d share one with you.
Bertsie’s Lost Jewelry Story
At 10am Bertsie felt sick to her stomach—and it wasn’t due to any kind of a bacteria or virus infection. The two-carat wedding ring that had lived on her finger ever since getting married decades ago was missing!
Frantically, she searched the house. She looked everywhere it could have been. No nook or cranny escaped her eye. She searched the car. She scoured the driveway. She even reached into the garbage disposal! Alas, the ring was nowhere to be found.
Being the religious woman that she was, Bertsie prayed to God to help her find her ring. And then went grocery shopping. She figured God might help her with the ring, but thought she was most likely on her own concerning fixing dinner that night for her, her husband and the kids.
Life Goes On
The gardeners were blocking the driveway when she got back from the grocery store and Bertsie had to park on the street. Already sick over losing her ring, she wasn’t looking forward to having to dash through the tornado of noise, dust, and, leaves they were kicking up with their leaf blowers while carrying two heavy bags of groceries.
Bertsie got out of her car and went around to the passenger side to get the provisions for that evening. She looked down in the gutter between the car and the curb, annoyed at all the leaves. Weren’t the gardeners responsible for removing these, too? They weren’t simply blowing the leaves from the yard into the street, were they?
Is That a Twinkle in My Eye?
Suddenly, something caught Bertsie’s eye. Something seemed to sparkle nestled amongst the leaves. Broken glass could cut her tires. Right? Bertsie had already had her share of flat tires this lifetime. She bent down to investigate. She brushed a couple of leaves to the side and then…Oh my God! There was her ring! It was a miracle! Bertsie thanked God—repeatedly.
Real People, Real Miracles
I loved hearing Bertsie tell this story while I visited her and her granddaughter. I also enjoyed their take on praying to God, and what is and isn’t OK to pray about. We had a lively discussion! I love my job!
Praying that no one else ever has lost jewelry,