I have always worn my children’s birthstones around my neck.
One morning, when I was late for work, my infant son Larry’s topaz birthstone fell from my gold chain.
I frantically searched for it, whispering to myself, I lost my Larry, but I will get him back.
That day, Larry’s cardiologist called with test results from one of his first checkups.
He would need emergency heart surgery.
Happily, the operation was a success, and I whispered in Larry’s ear, I thought I lost you, but I knew I’d get you back.