When the War Came

September 3, 2017: Priceless

He could not sell his watch for any price. It belonged to his father’s father, and his father’s father before that. It meant too much to him.

She could not sell her bracelet for any price. It belonged to her mother’s mother, and her mother’s mother before that. It meant too much to her.

When their son came, he knew he would wear that watch as his own, one day.

When their daughter came, she knew she would wear that bracelet as her own, one day.

When the war came, they knew they would do whatever it takes to keep their son and daughter alive and well. They sold everything they had left.

In the end, some things are more priceless than others.

 

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