Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Tale of Two Necklaces

Today I was in Ashley's room and I happened to catch sight of two necklaces, two prized possessions, laid out carefully side by side:



The necklace with the flip-flop charm was a gift from her first mother, received during one of Ashley's earlier foster-care placements. It came with the following note, which Ashley keeps taped up in her room:



The heart-shaped "Forever" necklace has the date of her adoption finalization inscribed on the back; it was a gift from my husband and myself, given on that day.

8 comments:

  1. Crying...

    So sweet and such a perfect way to honor her first mother, and her forever family.

    Brooke
    www.TheAnnessaFamily.blogspot.com

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  2. Lovely!! I think it is wonderful that your daughter knows she is loved by the women who gave her life and the one who shares her life with her! Beautiful!

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  3. So beautiful! Love those reminders side by side of love that sent and love that received a precious little girl.

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  4. That's beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Oh wow. That's remarkable. It's wonderful she sees and recognizes all the love she'd had/has in her life. :-)

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  6. Beautiful Rebecca, Ashley has love coming from both directions like every adopted child should have...This was wonderful to read and thank you for sharing it with us. Ellie

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  7. Thanks, everyone, for your kind comments!

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  8. That's so sweet. I love how she treasures both. Beautiful post, thanks for sharing.

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