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One day a little girl went shopping with her mother. Her Daddy had given her a couple of dollars to but whatever she wanted and she chose a shiny necklace with shiny beads that looked like pearls.


The little girl put on her pearls and wouldn’t take them off. She slept, bathed etc.

Her daddy was so impressed by her attachement to the pearls that one evening as he was ticking her in bed and she said. “Love you Daddy” He asked: Will you give me your pearl neckalace? She looked at him and making a little pot she turned away.


A few nights later, the same thing. Love, you baby. Love you Daddy Will you give me your pearl necklace? No, and a little tear appeared at the corner of her eye.


A few nights later, the same thing. Love, you baby. Love you Daddy Will you give me your pearl necklace? This time the little girl took it off and said, here Daddy I love my pearl necklace, but I love you more. Take it!


And then her Daddy reached into his pocket and took out a velvet box and handed it to her.

She opened it and saw an even more beautiful necklace, this one made of real pearls.

For weeks he had brought it to her, waiting for her to be willing to trust his love enough to receive the true pearls.

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