Saturday, March 3, 2012

New Feature! What I've Been Reading: February 2012

Question of the month: What's your most sentimental jewelry item - share the story behind it:
This is a necklace that I have worn almost every single day for about 2 years now. When my grandfather passed away I was a complete mess because he was more of a father to me than a grandfather and I felt so lost without him. My mom, aunt, grandmother, and I all ordered matching necklaces and had them filled with his ashes so that we could have a part of him with us always. I know that this may sound strange to some people but it is extremely comforting for us. For me personally, the necklace brings a great sense of safety and it makes me feel like he is still by my side.

In other news, I have teamed up with some fabulous bloggers for a new monthly feature called "Monthly Must Reads." Every month there will be a new question that all of us bloggers will answer along with our favorite reads of the month that will be linked so you can check them out too. This is going to be a lot of fun and it's also a great way to discover other blogs. Hope you enjoy!

8 comments:

  1. Aw, I think that is a lovely way to remember your grandfather. I'm so sorry for your loss. I recently lost my grandpa as well and I've been so sad about it every single day since he passed, it's definitely rough to cope with the passing of such a beloved person in your life. I really love this idea though.

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  2. I agree with andi - what a beautiful way to remember your grandfather. I'm very happy we are collaborating on these posts too!

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  3. Love the necklace, it's very pretty and great way to remember your grandfather.

    You're right it is a great way to discover new blogs, and that's what I'm currently doing, what a great idea!

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  4. Wow, that is extremely sentimental. My grandfather also passed away a few years ago and I was very heavy hearted to lose such an amazing person in my life. I think it's fantastic that you have part of yours with you at all times. So sweet!

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  5. that necklace is so sweet! what a wonderful way for your family to hold on to your grandfather.

    i love this new idea for what you're reading, great way to find new blogs!

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  6. Aw I think that is such a sweet idea. I don't think it's strange at all. I can see how the necklace can give you comfort, it's like he's with you every day.

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  7. I agree with everyone, it is a sweet story. I am glad you found comfort with the necklace. it is an absolutely gorgeous piece.

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  8. I commented on this with my iPhone but I guess it didn't go through - sorry!

    Your necklace reminds me of the Victorian tradition of keeping a lock of their loved one's hair in a locket - so that they always feel close to them. I can see how this necklace brings you comfort - thanks for sharing!

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