{obsessed} thimbles

Friday, January 03, 2014

“Wendy said she would give him a kiss if he liked, but Peter did not know what she meant, and he held out his hand expectantly.  “Surely you know what a kiss is?” she asked, aghast.  “I shall know when you give it to me,” he replied stiffly, and not to hurt his feeling she gave him a thimble. ” -Peter Pan by James M. Barrie (1904)

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I have always loved thimbles. I didn't know why until I fell in love with BH. We started dating after working together and building up a friendship for quite a while at work. We really wanted to bask in all the excitement that was new love, so we kept the news of our budding romance to ourselves. The added mystery at work and secret lunches on the rooftop of the parking structure across the street just added to the fun. Somehow, one day, we were talking about Peter Pan and Wendy's thimble kiss. I thought, "what a fun way to be able to give BH a kiss at work without anyone knowing." So the next day, I brought one to work with me, kept it in my pocket, and waited for the right moment. We were packing up for one of my special events and everyone was working around the same table, talking and bantering. BH and I were packing the same box. We bent down at the same time and I slid it out of my pocket and into his hand. The look on his face was priceless. He couldn't even say anything for a few minutes. He loved it.

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Later, after the excitement of new love was replaced by the excitement of our wedding day, I slid another thimble into his hand as we sat in the Celestial Room of the Salt Lake City Temple waiting for our friends and family to arrive for our temple sealing. He keeps that one in his temple clothes so he can see it and remember that moment each time we go to the temple. They are now a love token we use to remember important or symbolic events in our little life together.

Thimble Garden, via Doodle Birdie Etsy shop
It reminds me that it is the everyday things, the little moments and the casual conversations that stack up to become our eternities. It's in the common everyday moments as well as in the special and sacred moments that we find happiness. I'd like to remember that and make the most magic out of the time I have with my BH.

What everyday things have become special and gained significant meaning in your life?

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  1. Thats adorable! Didyou know Aunt Ruth collects thimbles?

  2. I love those stories and meaning around thimbles. I knew I loved them for some reason! Great reminders.


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