This post is a difficult one for me, and I debated for some time before deciding to write it. Ultimately, I figured that if there was even the tiniest chance it could help someone else, it was worth it.
My message to everyone who will listen, this summer and in previous summers, has been: Don’t let your kids play the “hold your breath” game in the pool (and discourage teens from horsing around in the water and holding each other under). Sure, kids have done it for ages and come to no harm, but there’s always that one time when it goes horribly, horribly wrong.
As some of you may know, my son nearly died in just such an accident, and today marks the two-year anniversary. He has made a full recovery with no ill effects, thanks be to God, and all our family and friends’ prayers, support and good thoughts.
During those dark days, going from hospital to hospital (he was in a total of four), not knowing if he would survive, you’d think fragrance would be the farthest thing from my mind, and it was. But I just happened to have a little bottle of Kai in my purse, and I wound up using every bit of it that frightening summer.
Somehow, its beautiful simplicity calmed and soothed me greatly during that traumatic time. Maybe it’s the “hope springs eternal” aura that lovely florals have, or perhaps, in some subliminal way, it helped strengthen my faith.
Looking back on it, if it could help get me through that awful, but ultimately joyous, summer, that is high praise indeed! What more could you ask of a fragrance? (Now if it could only get rid of the gray hair I got during that year!)
Surprisingly enough, it carries no bad memories for me and I still enjoy wearing it.
So share with me, if you will: Is there one scent that has seen you through difficult days? One perfume that’s your go-to when times get tough?