When I gave birth to my daughter almost nine years ago, I had never heard of the term “push present”. Basically it’s a gift your significant other gives you as a reward for pushing out the baby.
Over the years, I’ve heard conflicting thoughts regarding “push presents”. Some women think getting a baby should be gift enough, while other women feel a gift is most certainly necessary, after what their body has just been through.
My thoughts? Yes, becoming a mother is one of life’s greatest joys and I don’t feel I need a gift to make the day feel special. Birthing a beautiful chubby little baby is gift enough. But on the other hand, I’m a sucker for the sentimental, and let’s face it, I’ve never been one to turn down a gift from my husband.
After the birth of my firstborn, my husband did give me a delicate sterling silver cross pendant, to commemorate the day I became a mother. I love it with all my heart, and as long as I live it will be one of my most prized possessions. I wasn’t expecting a “push present”, and his generosity definitely took me off guard and made me a weepy puddle of emotion. I love this necklace with all my heart, and jump at the chance to share the story of it’s origin.
Because of the necklace’s significance and meaning, over the years it’s become my go-to good luck charm. Since receiving it, I’ve worn it to all my prenatal ultrasounds, each time I’ve given birth (which has been 3 more times), and even when we baptized our children into the church. So many amazing memories have been made while wearing this little token of my husbands love.
And even though I’m done having babies, I think I’ll continue to wear the necklace as my good luck charm for the foreseeable future. Hopefully I’ll get the opportunity to wear this beautiful pendant time and time again as my kids grow. I’m thinking high school graduations, weddings, and maybe as they have children of their very own. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
How about you, do you have a good luck charm?