Thursday, October 21, 2010

Floating Heart







I've never been a jewelry kind of girl. I admire it on others, but I'm a little too forgetful and clumsy to merit any great investments. When I was little, my mom gave me a floating heart necklace, which fell off when I was riding Rowdy or maybe Shawn - never to be seen again. I remember combing the sand of the rather large riding ring and fearing my mom would be really angry (she wasn't). I was the type of young girl who carried the weight of the world on her shoulders. Such a small loss made me feel like a failure. I scarcely wore nice jewelry after that.

Years later, on Valentines' Day in my first year of college, my mom gave me a beautiful gold ring with dark stones. Less than a month later, I accidentally smashed it with a hammer while building a set. It had to be cut off my finger. Needless to say, my favorite pieces of jewelry - those tiny little vintage hands and pearls - only come out when I'm in rare form and cautiously aware. But even with my costume jewelry, I just don't take it out of their boxes enough. Maybe it's psychological; maybe it's sheer forgetfulness. I keep promising myself I'll accessorize more, as if it's a deficiency.

When LuShae jewelry offered to send me one of their promise rings or another item of my choosing, I almost declined (merely because I didn't want it to go to waste) - until I saw a tiny little floating heart necklace that reminded me of my own. I didn't choose it for me, but for little Roxy Mae, who wore it every day I was home (and in return, gave me a gift of one of her teddy bears). She has proven to be much more responsible than I ever was, but even if it gets lost in the sand the next time she's riding the same little pony I grew up with, I won't mind one bit. It's the memories that carry the most weight.

12 comments:

  1. Adorable post...love it!

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  2. I am the same way. I love jewelry and I always want more of it. However, I don't wear it often. My boyfriend gave me a cute little promise ring from Tiffany's but I don't wear it often because I'm afraid of losing it too! I feel badly for it!

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  3. Oh man, this is adorable. What a special gift to give :)

    I was a kid like that too - I used to watch my friends leave their jackets and backpacks all over the place and I'd always feel so sad that they were mistreating something their mommy bought them. The lost and found box at school was the saddest thing ever to me when I was in elementary school.

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  4. awwe that was such a sweet gesture!! love the necklace, you have an adorable niece!! :)

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  5. Aww, this post melted my heart. The necklace looks darling on her! LuShae Jewelry also offered to send me a piece of their jewelry a while back and I loved it.

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  6. Kara: Were we the same kid?! I was the same way. Although I was kind of crazy. I wouldn't even finish my lunch until I got home from school, because I was always afraid that might be the last thing my mom made for me. I was terrified of tragedy.

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  7. your niece is beautiful!!! lovely post, cute necklace!

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  8. That is so sweet. I'm sure she loves it!

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  9. Awww! That is so cute - may we see the new teddy bear?

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  10. the girl is so adorable!


    xoxo
    http://stylison.blogspot.com/

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  11. I have the same problem with jewelry...my parents bought me the cutest high school ring that wasn't one of those gaudy huge ones and I lost it. My ex boyfriend got me a locket for our first valentine's day which I did manage to keep for at least a year but that too has since been lost on a trip to rhode island. I wish I could be more careful with jewelry but somehow it always disappears. I lost count a long time ago of how many earrings that have disappeared while wearing them.

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