Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Needle in a Haystack



A couple of weeks ago my friend lost a diamond and sapphire ring in the grass on my son’s 1 1/2 acre property. The chances of finding it – we thought not much higher than nil. Finding a needle in a haystack would be easier.



We searched, we raked the grass with our fingers, we crawled around looking hard. No sign. We thought it most likely to be near the car where we brushed sticky grass seeds from our clothing and shoes.

Twice my hubby and I went up there and searched. Thinking it would be our last chance before the mowers came out we went there yesterday, and repeated the process. I raked it all finely with a children’s rake. we crawled around,we pulled out grass, we scratched around, we peered behind around, under every inch of grass, weeds, garden edgings. No blade of grass was left unturned I am sure.



In a last minute effort before the rain came again I thought maybe it had flicked forward of the car. I walked about 2 metres, turned around and there it was. In plain sight, not buried in long grass as we thought. Just sitting there saying What took you so long to find me.


It was more dainty and more beautiful than this ring.

To say my friend was thrilled is an understatement. She cried, then cried and laughed at the same time, then cried some more. This ring belonged to her mother, so had even more sentimental value than monetary value. To make it more special a find, it would have been her mother’s birthday yesterday.


Moral of the story – Perseverance -  And you CAN find a needle in a haystack.

14 comments:

Fiona said...

Oh wow... what a lovely story... brought a tear to my eyes too....
well done for your searching...
Hugz

Pip said...

A happy ending indeed. We found my husbands wedding ring the same way, walked a bit further and turned around, perseverance pays off.

Maree: said...

So glad it was found...just as well you had an inkling it paid off so pleased for your friend
cheers
Maree

Maree: said...

So glad it was found...just as well you had an inkling it paid off so pleased for your friend
cheers
Maree

Joy said...

What a great story Marilyn!! So glad you found that very special ring!
Big hugs,
Joy :o)

Susan said...

What a lovely story - and I love the ring you showed - I can imagine your friend is more happy than words can say. Maybe Mum was up there - gently pushing you forward to find it...

Teresa said...

What a lovely, lovely post Marilyn. It doesn't surprise me at all that you persevered and found it for her. I can understand how happy she is to have it back xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Such a beautiful story Marilyn...perhaps her Mum was directing the search party. I am so happy for your friend she must be so elated.

Anneliese said...

Wow, wow, wow, a wonder! We had this experience with the car keys in snow !!! And we also found it.

Kayly said...

Glad,it was happy ending. All your searching paid off.

Maria said...

I loved reading your post and I am pleased it had a happy ending.

Noela said...

What a lovely end to your story. So glad you found the ring and could return it. Hugs....

De said...

So glad that you found it. Huge sigh of relief I am sure!

Allie said...

OH how I love happy endings...wonder if her mum had a hand in it...