Saturday, 2 March 2013

Another Precious

Well it's the first Sunday of the month so that means just one thing, it's time for Story Telling Sunday! Head over to Sian's at High in the Sky for more details about picking something precious for you to tell your story about.
My story begins with my Great Uncle Vic. I didn't know Vic, he died at Pegasus Bridge during World War 2, I did know his mum though! I was lucky enough to know my Great Nan, Rose Coppin until I was 17 years old and she was a remarkable woman. I have so many stories to tell about her because we were so close but this is just one of them.
A few years ago my mum took my nan, Vic's sister, to the the graveyards for the fallen soldiers in Normandy.They looked through the book of remembrance until they found something written in my Nanny Coppin's beautiful handwriting.
This is what she wrote for her son Vic:
"You may be one to all the world but you were one in the world to me"
It made us all cry.
Fast forward a few years and I was going through a terrible time in my life. My husband had left me for a women he met on the Internet. I was in hospital having a miscarriage whilst worrying about how me and my 5 year old daughter would cope. When I got out of hospital and back at home a friend came over to cheer me up, she arrived with a Chinese takeaway. I really was at the lowest point in my life and didn't know how I would survive.
At the end of the meal I opened a fortune cookie and found this:




I knew then that my Nanny Coppin was with me and that everything would be ok.
It's something that I carry with me all of the time, without fail and I think it's one of the most precious things I own.
Thank you for reading my story, don't forget to head on over to Sian's to share your story too.
I'm away this weekend but I promise to comment on all of the stories when I get home.
Take care
Jo xx

25 comments:

Ladkyis said...

Oh my word you are so fortunate to have such a lady watching over you. Thank you for sharing

Sian said...

A truly moving story Jo. This one is going to stay with me, I just know I'll be thinking about it for the rest of the day. Thank you for sharing your personal, precious moment with us - it's going to get us all thinking.

Jennie Hart said...

Oh you made my eyes sting this morning. I am sure you have got that kept so carefully. The most perfect precious thing.

Karen said...

This may be the most precious thing we read about this month! Thanks for sharing such a touching story.

My simple life said...

What an amazing story, brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Lythan said...

thanks for sharing such a moving story - sometimes the simplest things are the most precious

Irene said...

There is no doubt that Nanny Coppin is watching over you. And cheering you on for having the strength to survive such a rotten time. Karen is right. This really is the most precious of stories.

Sandra said...

Wow Jo, this truly is a moving story, thank you for sharing such a beautiful memory. Yes, I think she's your guardian angel for sure x

Scrappi Sandi said...

Oh! You made me cry! How amazing is that & what more proof did you need that you were being watched over? Precious indeed! :D

Jane said...

what a special story, very moving x

Sabrina S. said...

Wow, what a moving story. Thanks for sharing it. I do believe we receive messages sometimes, we just need to be able to see them. It's great that it uplifted you at that moment.
Cheers from France

Jo.C said...

What a moving story. I call my Dad my guardian angel but that is the true sense. Brought tears to my eyes x

Elizabeth said...

Okay, you did it, you brought me to tears. I did not expect that ending but I wouldn't have wanted your story to end any other way. Thank you for sharing this beautiful memory.

Louise said...

i have a huge lump in my throat and if someone speaks to me anytime soon i know i'll be in tears!! a wonderful moving story Jo x

Jennie said...

Oh a wonderful story - you have reduced me to tears - I am with your Nanny - my son was the world to me also - and to have her words in a fortune cookie makes it very, very precious. Thanks for sharing such a moving story. J x

Missus Wookie said...

Oh how precious, another one moved to tears - what a lovely thing to have found just when you needed it the most.

Valerie said...

What a beautiful story. Although I've heard the expression before, your story really brought it home. Thank you for sharing.

favouriteworkofart said...

Oh my goodness, what an amazing story you have told. Am in tears!

Sheena said...

Jo x
This story brought tears to my eyes x
many thanks for sharing this precious.

S said...

You made me tear up as well. How lucky you were to have those words come again to you when you really needed them. Bless you.

debs14 said...

What a lovely story, it really brought a tear to my eye. What a truly precious piece of paper that is.

Lisa-Jane said...

I'm a firm believer in fate and I think this precious piece of paper came at just the right time for you. I'm so sorry that you went through such an awful time. If only you could have seen yourself in the future and how amazing and strong you are now :-)

Amy said...

My goodness, that is quite incredible and extremely precious.

Angelfish said...

Oh that is such a lovely story Jo. It brought tears to my eyes.
Fiona x

Chipper said...

I love when we are reminded of how precious we are at times when we are at our lowest. I am glad that you have this constant reminder.