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In December 2007, I went to my now in-law’s house, to spend part of my Christmas vacation with my boyfriend (now husband) Jon and his family! He had been planning to give me a special gift for Christmas and I knew it because he has been telling all my friends at college about it, because he was so excited he had to tell someone!
Now, I am usually a pretty good guesser when it comes to surprises, but I will be honest and tell you I was totally shocked when I got this present, and it was something I will always remember!
He wanted it to be special so he waited until the right time. His parents and sisters were in the other room and all was quiet. First he took me outside, and wanted to watch the stars, and we just talked and looked, and then it was really cold, so we went inside. We sat on the couch and he gave me my present and I opened it up and it was the music box pictured above!
The real name for it is the, Anastasia Musical Keepsake Box, and it was engraved with some special words that we had always said to each other, “Forever & Always.” Whenever we had said, “I love you” to each other one of us would always ask, “Forever and always right?” And then the other of us would say, “Yes, Forever and Always.” And it become our thing!
Another reason this gift was so special was that I had always wanted a music box my whole life, and I had never been given one! I was so excited to finally be given one! This music box was one I had been “eyeing” for awhile and was really hoping that sometime I would own it!
Well that wasn’t the entire part of Jon’s gift to me, and as I opened the music box, there was a small black box in it! I was shocked! At first I thought he was proposing to me, but when he saw my face he quickly told me he wasn’t proposing yet! So I opened it and it was a beautiful ring and he told me it was a promise ring! It was white gold and had three diamonds in it as you can see in the picture below. I wore it until I got engaged and then switched to the other finger!
So that is my little story about the best Christmas present I ever received! What was the best Christmas present that you ever got? I would love to hear about it!