We all have those days when we see a challenge coming. For some people, they are able to find strength or solace in wearing a piece of jewelry that has meaning to them. For me, it's a necklace. This necklace contains a tiny blue charm of the Virgin Mary.
When my mother was pregnant with me, there were some difficulties. A tumor was discovered alongside the baby. The doctor offered to operate, but my mother didn't want to put the baby at risk. She decided to carry both the baby and the tumor to term.
This could not have been an easy pregnancy. I'm sure that there was a lot of fear and physical discomfort. Fortunately, it all turned out fine.
My mother tells me that during the pregnancy, a nun that she knew was a great support to her. When my mom was about to deliver, this nun, Sister Walter Marie, gave her a little blue charm. She told her that God was looking out for her and the baby.
|Mom and me, circa 1965|
A meaningful reminder
When I began creating my own jewelry, I decided to make something using this little "good luck" charm. Now, whenever I need a little boost, whenever I need to feel as if I'm being watched over, I'll wear it. It's not even my best work, but reminds me not to take anything for granted. It reminds me that I'm blessed.
How about you?
Do you have a "good luck" charm? Please comment below if you'd like to share.
- Is it an heirloom?
- A gift?
- Something expensive? Or inexpensive, yet worth its weight in gold?
- Does it contain a specific gemstone? Or an image that serves to remind you of something?