I can’t put it in any better words, so here is Genevieve’s own story.
“It’s back on my wrist where it belongs. I can’t even.
First of all, I’ve never been one to be overly emotionally attached to a piece of jewelry. I mean I like my jewelry, but emotional attachment, not so much. If I lost something, I’d be disappointed… but this. This one means so much. It was a surprise gift to me from my band students at our big Playhouse concert last spring. It brought tears to my eyes when they gave it to me and it brought tears of a different sort when I thought it was gone forever.
The fact that it’s back? Here’s how unlikely that is:
I had a nearly 12 hour window in which I may have lost it. During that time, I walked the length of Queen St, danced my ass off at the Mojo tent in numerous locations along with thousands of others on ground where a TINY piece of jewelry would immediately and easily be pushed underground and then I walked up Regent, down King, along Carleton, through the Blues tent and back to the TD Tower parking garage.
When Jennifer tagged Steve Bober he didn’t see it for some reason. I didn’t know that. Suzanne suggested I post to Fredericton Lost and Found. Steve saw my post. I didn’t know that. He didn’t know he’d been tagged for this already by Jen. He sent me a message which I didn’t see. He went to the Mojo tent without having connected with me. Without having me tell him where I had spent my time in the tent. Without knowing my time window for the loss was nearly 12 hours. And he found it.
He found it!
He then tagged me on the lost & found page post I had made. I didn’t see it. He also put up a post of his own telling about how he had found it. Then a friend tagged me. THAT I saw. By the time I responded to that with a “Wait, what?!?”, he was trolling through people who knew us both trying to figure out how to let me know that he had my charm.
Steve delivered it to my studio this afternoon.
Seriously, if you ever lose something, you’ve got to reach out to this guy (www.theringfinders.com). Larissa, your brother is a gem.”
Thanks you Genevieve, for sharing this with me, it puts into words what so many experience.
Looks good, back on your bracelet.
There’s the smile I love seeing.