Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Letter M

If you've been reading my blog (and not just looking at the pictures), you may have noticed that family is pretty important to me.  I joke about it in my introduction, but being an only child has allowed me many gifts.  

I am grateful to have grown up in the same apartment complex as my maternal grandparents, seeing them practically every day.  And now that they're gone, I am lucky to possess items that remind me of them daily.  

You may also have noticed that I love jewelry.  All kidding aside, it's the connection to the people who wore the jewelry that means the most to me - that I can wear items that have been worn for decades before me, by people I love.  

That's what makes the gift I recently received from my cousin Sarah so special. 

My nana, Marie, with my uncle Jim (Sarah's dad)

Last month, Sarah gave me a jewelry box that belonged to my paternal grandmother, Marie.  My Nana. Inside: Clip-on earrings in the shape of holly leaves and Christmas bells, a few hoops. Pendants. I was in heaven.  

Any one of the items would have been enough.  Honestly, I would have been happy with just the box. Then, tucked in a corner in one of the drawers, I found the "M."  

What is it about initials that instantly draws us in?  My nana wore other jewelry after all.  

It's one of the greatest gifts I have ever received.  I can now wear these items - her jewelry - they way she once wore them, and be reminded daily just how lucky I was to have known her. 

And for that, I am truly grateful.   

Old English Vintage from Andraliz
M is For

Whose initials do you wear?

1 comment:

  1. Love this one, Laur! I wear my Tiffany 'J' almost every day, made even more meaningful now that I have Jack :)