This week we have Melissa Nesdahl from Fill Up My Cup, sharing the necklace behind her necklace.
I watched her hold him. Sam’s smile could light up the room and his excitement palpable even though he couldn’t put his emotion in words. Her miracle baby, who left many questions in the minds of even the most medically enlightened, advanced from baby to toddler to walking with a walker to getting excited about life and stories and wrapping people in tight hugs of love before joining glory as a young boy.
“For this child I prayed,” my friend wept, “and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.”
Tears fell. Parents burying their only child.
I watched her hold her. Natalie, Latin for Born at Christmas, arrived on Christmas Eve. Healthy and crying, her little fingers wrapping around theirs. Little eyes of wonder looked up at them, creating new dreams of life to come. On a holy night, the Perfect One gave them their perfect gift to love.
“For this child I prayed,” my friend wept, “and the lord has granted me what I asked of him.”
Tears fell. Happy parents once again.
My friend is mother to two although the world only sees her parenting one. These are the still frames that leave gap to our bigger stories. The stories that make us and mold us and are us.
I used to believe that jewelry was merely for adornment, but KraftyKash has the unique ability to put life’s journey into wearable promise. She’s done it for me time (http://melissanesdahl.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-necklace-touching-tale-of-all-pro.html) after time (http://www.melissanesdahl.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-necklace-touching-tale-of-all-pro.html) after time (http://melissanesdahl.blogspot.com/2012/05/i-can-do-all-things.html), but there is no way to say thank you for this. A necklace that honors my friend’s whole mothering heart centered with the promise of her loving God.