My husband, Brian, is a wonderful man. He is a wonderful, kind, giving, and unselfish person, and is very special to me and his entire family. He has often been referred to by his middle sister as our ‘anchor’.
He was very close to his father who passed away suddenly about five years ago. We called him Pop. Pop always wore a beautiful gold anchor around his neck. It was gold with diamonds and quite unique. The family never knew where he got it, he just always wore it. It was certainly a part of him. When he passed away, Brian had wanted the anchor to remember his father by, however his nephew Ryan, who grew up in his grandfather’s house and was also close with Pop had indicated that he wanted the anchor also. Brian, without a second thought, said, “Absolutely, let Ryan have it.”
Our daughter and I since then have always tried to find one like it to get for Brian, but we never could find anything close to it. It was so different than anything we could find. Brian’s 50th birthday was coming up, and I really wanted to give him that anchor for his birthday. I knew it would be so special. The rest of the family (especially his sisters) did too. So we inquired at many different jewellery stores on perhaps having one made like it, but always got the same story – that this was going to cost a lot of money. The biggest cost was going to be the mold that they would have to make in order to copy the anchor. The mold itself would be over $600, over the cost of the gold and diamonds. Total cost being well over $1000.00.
My friend had given me The Secret CDs, which I had been listening to in my car over and over for days, and I knew in my heart that my husband would be opening that anchor as a gift for his 50th birthday. I could see it playing out in my mind. I knew it would happen but had no idea how we were going to pull this off. Brian’s sisters had stated that they wanted to chip in for the anchor, but still, between us, we still didn’t have enough. And his birthday was now only two weeks away and we were running out of time.
A friend of my sister-in-law had mentioned that she had a friend who had a jewellery shop in a nearby town and wanted us to see if he could give us a better price. My sister-in-law took the original anchor into the jewellery store. When she showed the man the anchor and asked if he could duplicate it, he took one look at the anchor, looked up at her, and said, “I made this. I made two of them, one for my father and one for another man. I think I still have the mold”. He went into the back and came back with the mold of the anchor, and it was identical to Pop’s anchor. She couldn’t believe it!! But I could. When she called me to tell me what had happened I knew immediately it was The Secret!! I cried for three days, tears of joy.
To make it even more special, Brian’s mother had also passed away very recently and left various gold diamond rings to her daughters, and to me a necklace with a very large, heavy gold chain. While these were beautiful items, and very special to us, they were more elaborate than we would ever wear. We knew she would appreciate what we were trying to do for Brian, so we decided to melt down the chain of the necklace and one of the larger rings and used the gold and diamonds to put into the anchor. The final cost of the anchor was a fraction of the original estimated cost.
We gave Brian that anchor as a gift on his 50th birthday two weeks ago. It was so touching. He loves it so much, and the fact that it was made from the same mold as his father’s and made with the gold and diamonds from his mother’s rings, and the love of his family, makes it even more special to him.
But the best part for me is that I knew it was The Secret that moved those people and circumstances into place so that my vision of Brian receiving that anchor on his 50th birthday could come true.
I still listen to the CDs almost every day, and am happy and grateful and show gratitude every day for all that I have and knowing that I can have anything I want. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!