We now have two teenagers in our house and scarily have realised we will continue to have a house full of teens for another eighteen years! I wanted to give our oldest girl a special present, one that she will treasure and keep forever as a memory of this special milestone and a reminder of our love for her.
I met a lovely lady at a craft fair who makes and sells gorgeous silver jewellery, the story behind her new business is as beautiful as the items she creates. "Gracenote Silver" is the name and Rosie explained to me that a grace note in music is special; an extra to the main piece, put in to beautify and make the piece more enjoyable. What a precious way to think of this gorgeous jewellery, adding an extra something to the owner. This talented artist offers to inscribe her work with a verse or text to really personalise the gift. (contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org - she welcomes commissions!)
The simple yet beautiful heart necklace with a pearl hanging was the perfect choice for our newest teen because her name means "pearl: of priceless worth, and precious". I remember unexpectedly reading this quite early on in my pregnancy with her, when I was still coming to terms with having a new baby whilst I still had a small baby, and it was a defining moment. I needed the gentle reminder that this baby was precious and of priceless worth, to be welcomed into the world as such.
You have been such a blessing to our family and we are so glad you came to join us thirteen years ago, even if you were fifteen days late!
In this throwaway society what special gifts have you kept and why?