7/2/12

a little gift.

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I have a little gift that someone once gave me. Someone who has always remained in my heart. When I was a child, a curious young girl with short boyish hair, my grandfather gave me a simple necklace he made. Pieces of silver blended together with two coral fetish bird beads. Two birds to spread their wings and carry me far in life, or so I was told. Over the years this necklace has always remained close by my side. As a girl I wore it daily and as the years passed it found a home in my nightstand. But every once in awhile I would hold it in my hands and remember the times I spent with my grandfather. Remember how close we were even though we only had seven short years together. I know today he would be proud that I passed along this little gift. I passed it along to a unique little girl who holds a special place in my heart. May these wings carry her as far in life as the carried me and may she continue to walk to greatness.

8 comments:

  1. oh my, I love this! Thanks for sharing such a special treasure!

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  2. gasp - that is such a beautiful, meaningful treasure! I adore the simple bird motif of it too of course ;o) And that last picture.. Jess's eyes are like something from national geographic! Gorgeous.. happy summer sweet Liz!
    xo

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  3. Beautiful...both the meaning and Jessica!

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  4. oh my goodness, you have to know that jessica is one of the most beautiful girls i've ever seen ♥

    and that necklace is so special - i wish i had something to hand down to natalie that's that pretty and with meaning behind it to boot.

    now, in reply to the comment you left before i took that little breather:

    "this meant so much to me. i was able to read it before i got off and i kept thinking back to it every once in a while. i really do appreciate blog friends and i'm glad you and i can relate to one another!"

    i hope you've been well. you surely seem to have been :)

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  5. Oh my gosh, how special and sweet. I wish I had something as wonderful and heartfelt to pass down. Agreeing with Kandice completely, she really is one of the most beautiful little girls I've ever seen.

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  6. That's lovely. I only have one piece of jewellery that has stayed with me since I was a child. I can't wait to give it to my daughter when she get's older.

    This birdy necklace is absolutely gorgeous and looks SO sweet on your daughter. It must be lovely seeing her wear it :-)

    http://myfroley.blogspot.com

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  7. How precious! I saw that little necklace and thought it was just perfect for her.
    <3

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  8. This is such a sweet story! I love learning the meanings behind jewelry designs, especially ones that are so simple and yet have such depth behind them. This gives me an idea for a new blog post!

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