For graduation, Katya Finta and her family (she's the tiny thing in the center) gave me a gymnastics snow globe. Now, I am not much of a collector and usually stuff like this would seem junky to me but I had a very tender place in my heart for this girl and her parents. I took this with me to college and it has been in every house I've lived in since. It most recently graced a shelf in Sydney's pink bedroom.
The other day after church, Syd was supposed to be taking a nap (it was a rough day at church). Out of the blue I hear this screaming and crying from her room. I go in to check on her and I found my snow globe broken all over her floor. She was crying because she thought she was in trouble, not because she was hurt. I was so, so sad to throw it out. Obviously the snow globe wasn't worth anything, it was just a reminder of an amazing little girl and a very fun part of my past.