Sunday, May 13, 2012

Only a mom would keep this ...

Stored away in a box in a garage in Arizona is a necklace.

It's not a diamond necklace. There's no gold or silver in this necklace. No precious gems.

In fact, this necklace is a string. Strung upon the string are hand-rolled clay balls interspersed by rolled up Christmas wrapping paper.

This necklace was an art project I made at school in the fifth grade, and gave to my mom for Mother's Day. I have it because, when my mom died long ago, it was one of the personal items she still possessed.

As simple as that necklace is, it meant a lot to my mom because it was an expression of love from me to her.

Moms cherish those moments.

And we cherish those kinds of moms.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!



  1. Moms are like that! I have artwork, and (horror for my kids)grade cards, etc...
    I lost my Mom in 1995 and I miss her still.

  2. I lost my mom just as I turned a teenager. I often wished I could have known her as an adult. But I'm so grateful for the indelible mark she has left on my life, even if our time together was brief.