I have shared on It’s Just Life before many things that are associated with my parents. I have been feeling especially nostalgic these days and missing my mom since her death in December. Grief can be all consuming at times.
I find myself thinking “Oh, I should tell Mother that when I see her next time.” Or “I need to send her a postcard of these pretty flowers – she would like that.” And then reality hits and I remember, once again, that I just can’t do that now.
I am at peace with her passing. I really am. Her life the past year, or more if I was honest, was nothing like she wanted or deserved. I know she is no longer trapped in her failing body and that makes me happy.
I have been trying to clean out a bit of clutter and just unneeded things –it’s a process for me but one I keep plugging away at. Today I worked on a drawer in my dresser where I have way too much jewelry. I found this necklace in a bag and it made me smile. This was THE thing that moms and grandmothers wore in the 90’s.
My mom didn’t really go for much expensive or showy jewelry but this necklace she loved. They were quite popular back in the day and I have my own version with replicas of Chris and myself and the two boys in their appropriate birth stone colors.
This Grandmother necklace brought her much happiness. I just noticed that my brothers are in the wrong order as I posted this picture but that’s okay. While I will never wear this it definitely brought a smile to my face.
How many of you had your own version or gave something similar to your own mother years ago? Tell me about a keepsake that brings you joy when you see it. Remember to Comment for a Cause for Ohio Guidestone.