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.