Adopt a Diamond Stories
As Precious as the Diamond Itself – The Robertsons
I think that any diamond lucky enough to have my mother-in-law as its adopted mother would find that it is equal in shine with her heart and smile.
My mother-in-lawâ€™s mother lost her family to the Holocaust when she was 12. The only thing she managed to save, thanks to her mother hiding it, was her engagement ring. It may be small in size but what it represents is priceless. When my mother in law was married it was given to her and shenever took it off, until I married her son. She sat down with me the day we announced our engagement and took the ring off from her finger and gently placed it on mine. She told me that I and her mother had much in common as her mother had lost her family at 12 and I lost mine at 12 to cancer.
She told me that the ring symbolized love, committment, faith and especially strength. I have never been so touched in my life as I was that day and everyday since becoming her daughter-in-law. She always thinks of others before herself and does not consider it a sacrifice but an honor. She always says family is everything and something to cherish. I would love for her to have a diamond, as she is as precious as the diamond itself.
A Thank You from our Winner
Dear Mr. Cuellar,
I am afraid that words will not be enough to thank you for my beautiful, beautiful ring. I have never owned anything so beautiful in my life and I still cannot believe it belongs to me. Words seem so little for something so wonderful and I wish I knew how to thank you. My daughter-in-law never fails to amaze me with her kindness and love. I never knew how much the ring I gave her really meant to her until she wrote this story and though I gave it to her from the heart I am even more sure that it was given to the right person. The ring you gave me means so much as it has given me a chance to get to know Rachel even more and now I have a ring again which can be handed down for generations.
The story behind it is as rich with history as the one I gave Rachel. Both symbolize to me, love and purity of heart and tradition. Thank you so much for giving me so much. How blessed we are to have someone like yourself in our world. We took a picture and will send it out Monday morning. Thank you so much.
Dear Mr. Cuellar,
I just told my mother-in-law and I really think she is in shock. I showed her this email and my story and she just sat there for awhile. I was kind of afraid of what she was thinking but then she just reached for my hand and said â€œthe circle only gets stronger and sweeterâ€. How I love her. My dad got married again five years ago and although she is a wonderful person, somehow I we never got close.
My mother-in-law has to be the sweetest and kindest person I know. She treats me like I know my own mom would have treated me and I love the way she answers the phone (always with yes, dear). She has taught me to have pride in my heritage and who I am. I just graduated this May and in September will teach my first first grade class.
I also just read your story on how all this began and I am still in tears. What a beautiful, beautiful story. I know God puts us all here for a reason and I know that one of the reasons you are here is because you bring so much joy to so many people and that is such a heart gift. I am sorry to ramble on it is just that nothing like this has ever happened to me and because of you I am able to give a little back to my mother-in-law for all she has given and gives me each and every day. Her favorite saying is â€œwe are all in this together so together we will pull each other throughâ€. After today, I understand even better what she means, as that is what you do, pull together all of us in a very special way and I thank you with all of my heart.
- Rachel Elizabeth Robertson