Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Most Significant Expenditure: Reverb12

Prompt:  What was your most significant expenditure in 2012?  It doesn’t have to be necessarily the biggest expenditure, just the one with the most impact.

I have always been close to my mum so living in a different country can be hard, even more so when I know she is ill or in pain. 
She has had quite a rough ride this year with numerous doctors visits, emergency room visits and surgeries so I wanted to do something (other than calling) to let her know that I'm always with her.
I decided to have a stone etched with the word 'cwtch'.  Cwtch is a welsh word that means snuggling, cuddling, loving, hugging, protecting and safeguarding all rolled into one.  Being welsh it was a word that was used frequently in our home and even though I don't speak welsh I still use that term today. 
Her reaction when she received it just blew me away, the perfect gift that meant so much.  I now own my own 'cwtch' stone that she bought for me in return and even though we are separated by many miles, our love knows no bounds.


  1. Oh, I just love this, what an incredibly special gift! And now I have to ask... how do you pronounce it?

  2. What an absolutely sweet gift. So touching.
    I am sorry your Mother has been ill. I hope she is doing better.

  3. Pass a tissue, this just really touched me...I find that those are the best gifts in the world! I don't have an ocean separating my mom and I, just 1200 miles, but it sure feels like an ocean. Haven't gotten up to Chicago in a year and a half....

  4. That is breathtakingly beautiful.
    My father is Welsh so your gift blew right through my heart.

  5. It was probably our trip out West, to visit friends and family, and to hike around and take some pictures too.

  6. What a beautiful gift and a beautiful story. Love.

  7. What an amazing gift, proving that words are powerful.

  8. Such a beautiful gift and story. I hope your mother is feeling well again now.