I could not wait to share this piece with you from JoJo’s Jewellery Box.
This piece is just as special as last weeks, but for a different reason. I think as Moms, we get those extraordinary pieces that our children either make for us, or save all the money they have to buy for us. In this case, my son saved all his money when he was 9 years old to buy me this necklace as a birthday gift. Even at that age, he knew his Mom was a real magpie, and loved all the shiny, sparkly things. He was so proud to hand me this gift on my birthday. In my life, this is one of those memories that’s burned into my brain, and one that I never, ever, want to lose. I thought that I had lost this necklace once, I had gone on a business trip in the States, and had worn it when I left on the plane. I had taken several pieces with me to change up with the different outfits that I had taken to wear. On my way home, I could not remember seeing it. I freaked out, the plane landed and I called the hotel to see if anyone had turned it in, or found it in my room. They said “no” but would get back to me if they found it. I cried and cried. I didn’t have the heart to tell my son that I had lost it. Probably a year later, I again was going on a business trip, pulled out my suitcase, and low and behold there it was, staring me right in the face. Devine intervention…. I think so.
From the day this necklace showed back up in my life, I have never lost sight of it again. Just the other day I asked my son if he remembered buying it for me. He said that he would have to see the necklace to remember. I don’t think he does, but to me, it is the most precious and special item that I own. I could never change this, or make it into something else. It may only be silver and crystal, but, it is perfect just the way it is.