May 19th, 2013
It’s taken me longer than usual to make it back here at my blog…Spring has been flying by fast! The season seems to have come and blossomed all too quickly. However, I did manage to capture quiet, little moments like this one from inside our home looking out…don’t you just love the morning sunshine?!
Brook is almost through with her first year of high school…wow, where did this year go? It’s so true that as each year passes, time goes by faster and faster. And the faster it goes by, the more I feel I need to hang on to it…it’s hard letting it all go by, knowing it’ll be gone forever.
However, I’ve come to realize that some things do last forever…love does. Even after our kids leave the nest, and even after our time on this earth is over, the love still remains…in memory and in our hearts. Love can last forever. These are some of the thoughts that led me to create matching necklaces (1 for me and 1 for Brook). BTW, I just planned a summer trip for our family to visit Montreal and Quebec. Originally, I wanted to go to France (especially Paris) but flights are so expensive this time of year. Luckily for us, Canada is just a car ride away, where we’ll get to experience some French culture for less time and money on travel. Sometimes it makes sense to be practical.
Here’s a look at the necklaces. Toujours means forever in French, by the way.
And here’s a look at the altered box (Altoids tin) that I made for Brook.
I placed the necklace on some tulle that rests on top of some shimmery mica flakes (which I first adhered to the inside of the box with craft glue).
And of course I had to include a special feather find.
One pretty white bead for my one wonderful girl.
Every time I wear my necklace I’ll think of Brook and how much I love her. And I hope that every time Brook wears the necklace she’ll think of me…and how much I love her. Wherever she is, and ends up going in the future, the love will travel with her…forever.