Pearl Cross Necklace

Our Christmas with my son, his wife Selena and the grandkids was delayed from December to mid-January.  I’d been eager to see them and spend some time with them.  Since they live 4 hours away, we don’t get to spend the kind of time I would love to spend with them, but we make trips to see them when we can – it’s much easier for us to visit them than it is for them to pack up four children and three dogs and visit us.  A couple of weeks ago, we made the trip to South Carolina to celebrate, and the day was full of surprises – including a special gift and a Facetime appearance by Mallory as I opened this beautiful gift from them ! I’ve used some words and phrases from a meaningful note they wrote (it made me cry) to compose this Pantoum!  

The Necklace

these three remain: faith, hope, love 

the greatest of these is love (1 Cor 13)

sterling silver and pearl cross necklace 

treasure as a new symbol 

the greatest of these is love (1 Cor 13)

love, faith, grace, and mercy 

treasure as a new symbol 

the start of a new legacy 

love, faith, grace, and mercy 

pass down to future generations

the start of a new legacy 

stories shared, past not forgotten

pass down to future generations

sterling silver and pearl cross necklace 

stories shared, past not forgotten 

these three remain: faith, hope, love

One Reply to “Pearl Cross Necklace”

  1. Such a beautiful gift, so representative of love, faith, grace, and mercy. this pantoum is a pearl of itself, comprised of layers drawn from your childrens’ note – what an artistic way to remember and honor them and this moment. Every single line is meaningful – I cannot even say which resonates deepest with me. I love the idea of this necklace being the start of a new legacy!

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