Friday, December 26, 2008

Perfect Gift!



My husband, Bruce, and I invited a college student, Benjamin, to our home for Christmas break, as it looked like he'd spend most of his break without family. Benjamin is from Taiwan, and got these stamps for us - how perfect! Bruce is definitely not a Chinese name, so his stamp (seal) is the symbol for forest, as Bruce means "out of the thicket." (I'm sure the Christian market has invented a spiritual meaning for the name, but we're really not into that...). My name, Sarah, means princess, so that is the symbol on mine. (The first symbol means king, the second means daughter). What an absolutely perfect gift! They are carved out of Agate, which means a very time-consuming effort went into these. They're very beautiful.

6 comments:

Elaine said...

They are a priceless treasure; just as I'm sure your invitation for the student was. Congrats on being the lucky recipient of such a lovely gift and for making his time at Christmas so much more comforting and friendly than it would have been otherwise!

Beijing2008 said...

Elaine, don't look down just because you're lonely and cold and weren't invited. =)


(just kidding, merry christmas. I'm having a great time here) ;)



The Lonely Student Staying For Christmas

jacki jones said...

So, can I invite Benjamin here for spring break so that I can have a princess stamp too?

Beijing2008 said...

Jackie means "supplanter," if I came to your home I might have to bring you a potted plant =(

jacki jones said...

See, that's where you're wrong. My name is Princess Jacki. Besides, I like potted plants.

Beijing2008 said...

The cactus is on its way, your highness :)