Friday, 6 March 2009

Forever in my Heart - Bereavement Pendant

My Mam is such a very special lady, it is my Birthday towards the end of March and I had just been saying to my family that I was dreading this one as it is my first Birthday without Dad.
You see my Dad always bought me a big Easter egg for my Birthday separate to a present from them both even if Mam had put the presents together the Easter Egg was always from Dad.
Going into the shops and seeing the Easter Eggs this year made me very emotional not for the fact I wasn't getting an Easter Egg but for the fact that my Dad wasn't here to give me it.

So my Mam arrived this morning with this beautiful pendant made with mother of pearl and a Swaroski crystal as part of my Birthday gift given to me early so that I can wear it.
It is a bereavement pendant and on the reverse is engraved with the words;
Gone but not forgotten,
Although we are apart,
Your spirit lives within me,
Forever in my heart.
So I am reduced to tears but I felt I'd like to share this with you all


A full view of the pendant






The engraved sentiment on the reverse of the heart




33 comments:

iReneM said...

Ahhh, that is lovely, Jak
x

Toni said...

OH Jak its beautiful and what a lovely thought from your Mam
Tonixx

Anonymous said...

Jak this is so beautiful,it bought a tear to my eye when i read your story, as my mum used to be to me like your father was to you,it was her memorium on 4th march the day before my wedding anniversary.
Such a lovely gift.

Hazel x (nuttylady)

Clare said...

What a beautiful gift. I'm sorry your dad is no longer with you in body but he's obviously still there in spirit. What a lovely way to remember him. hugs Clare x

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

It's a beautiful gift! And a beautiful thought too x

Barb said...

The pendant is so beautiful and the heartfelt gesture from your mother is priceless. Have a happy birthday knowing that your father's love is always with you.

Deb said...

How beautiful is that? No wonder you`re emotional, I think that would have battered me beyond repair. Its so lovely of you to share that precious gift with us

Daisycat said...

Oh Jak I'm not surprised you were reduced to tears it is lovely. What a nice thoughtful Mam you have.

Linda said...

This is just beautiful,wouldn't mind buying one myself. I still miss my mum which will be 8 years in may. When it's my birthday, i say to my dad to still put from 'mum' and him self on my card. Reading what you had wrote i was starting to fill up. Lovely what your mum done. linda xx

Anonymous said...

Jak that is beautiful and such a lovely thought from your mam no wonder you were in tears...Everytime you wear it your Dad will be with you a lovley thought.
Myrax

Anonymous said...

Well you've started me off again now Jak. Beautiful pendant from a beautiful mum and a beautiful thought.

Trace x

PeeJay said...

Jak - that is beautiful. A special present from one special lady to another and for a special reason. Perfect!

Jan R said...

How lovely is that Jak, what a special Mum you have, so very thoughtful. No wonder you were in tears.

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Jak, that is so lovely, what a thoughtful Mum you have, brought tears to my eyes just reading your post, such lovely words.

Chris x

Shirley said...

It is beautiful. I think that would bring a tear to anyones eye. What a thoughtful Mam. Hope this helps you get through your birthday. Shirley

Anonymous said...

Jak the pendant is beautiful and all the more so because it was given to you by your Mum in memory of your Dad. I lost my lovely Mum at the end of January and my world is so empty without her so I really do know how you are feeling.

Babies- Beth said...

Just beautiful, jak. A beautiful necklace, a beautiful thought, and a beautiful memory.

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic gesture by your Mam and what a gorgeous pendant. Wear it and think of your Dad xx

Jan M

Shelley said...

That is so beautiful I can see why it reduced you to tears.
If your dad is watching over you he will be so proud of his wife and daughter , thats was a very lovely gift your mum brought for you.
x

Anonymous said...

Oh Jak, what a lovely pendant, thought and Mum. This will have a double meaning for you I know. A gift to remember both of your parents for the rest of your days. Bless her heart.
luv carole xx

Anonymous said...

Jak the pendant is gorgeous, and what a lovely thoughtful mam you have. I lost my beautiful mum 2 1/2 years ago and I miss her every day. The first anniversaries of all the important celebrations are the by far the worst. Will be thinking of you on your birthday and sending you some big hugs to help you through the day.

Sue x

love of cooking said...

goodness me, that's so wonderfull.
it's lovely

Lynn said...

Ahh, just seen this Jak and it is lovely. What a wonderful idea and how special that your Mam has bought it for you.
xx

Claire Brennan said...

Och it's lovely Jak - hugs to you at this time.

Cazz said...

What a beautiful pendant and a lovely gesture by your mum xxxxxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Bless you Jak I feel for you hunni. Mum is very thoughful, the pendant is gorgeous and the story brought a tear to my eyes. Cathy xxx

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful, Jak!

Alice (beemer)

mad mary said...

Oh Jak, what a wonderful gift from your mum and i am in floods of tears here. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Mary xx

Helga said...

HELGA.

Jak the pendant is absolutely beautiful and the words could'nt be more true, he is with you in spirit always. God bless.

Helga x x

Anonymous said...

Oh my, I am in tears too.What a lovely,thoughtful Mother you have. Thank you for sharing this with us. This beautiful engraved heart necklace will be a wonderfully special "close to your heart" keepsake,from both of your parents. I know how you feel about your Dad I REALLY miss mine too.I hope you enjoy your birthday,knowing how much you are truely loved.. What a touching story,and act of love from both of your parents. Take care,Sam

Christine said...

A beautiful gift from you Mum, your Dad meant so much to you and he will live forever in your heart. The inscription brought tears to me.
Hugs
Christine xx

rozzy said...

What a wonderful thought, your Mam is a special lady... Wishing you a very happy birthday for later in the month and hope you are abl eto remember all the good times with your Dad.
Thank you so much for your help teh other day... I have located all the punches now :)
hugs rozzy xx

Crafty_Kitten said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous piece of jewellery and also a beautiful sentiment too. Your dad will definitely be with you for your birthday. Your mum sounds like a lovely lady.
Have a great birthday.
xx Lynn xx