Does anyone have a favorite piece of jewelry? Something that means the world to them, most likely because it's from someone special? Well, I have 3 pieces of jewelry that I probably couldn't live without (well not really, but you know what I mean). My engagement ring, my wedding ring, and my mommy bracelet.
Obviously my engagement ring and my wedding ring are from my husband. We were very young when we got engaged (seniors in college) so they are nothing super fancy. But that makes them even more special. My husband had to work so hard to get me a gorgeous solitaire diamond that is me in every way. Simple yet sparkly! I wouldn't trade this ring for the world. There will be no "upgrades" for me. I will wear this ring on my finger forever. And my band is the same. No diamonds on it, just the never ending circle that symbolizes our love.
Now my mommy bracelet is a little different. My husband didn't buy it for me, or give it to me from y daughter. I actually received this as a review item from an amazing site called Belly Charms. She seriously has the cutest stuff for moms, grandmas, everybody. But anyway, she made me a gorgeous customized bracelet. It was me to a T. I picked the colors and chose to have it say Mommy.
Then my husband got an idea. Sometimes I think he missed his calling as a detective. He started to look back at our photos and traced the bracelet to the last location I was wearing it and then the next location where it was first missing. Amazing. So it was decided that I had it on a Saturday at my parents house and it was gone on Sunday when we went out to breakfast (yeah, we pretty much take pictures wherever we are). So somewhere between Saturday night and Sunday morning it went missing.
I really feared the worst. It had snowed since that weekend and I knew if I lost anywhere outside (like the restaurant parking lot) it would be long gone. So I crossed my fingers and called the restaurant. The girl on the phone said she hadn't seen it but she would check in the back office. My heart was sinking with every second she was gone. Even if I lost it there someone would have had to have seen it before it got swept up and returned it to the counter. Then she came back and uttered those magical words, "yes, it's here." I was one happy girl when I went to pick that bracelet up!