When Scott passed away the funeral home told us about a service they provide where you can get a pendant with your child's footprints on it. Either to be a necklace of keychain. At the time I could not even think about it let alone get one. They had told me that they would keep his footprints on file so if I ever changed my mind. I was just like whatever at the time. I was too sad to hurt to everything to ever think I would ever want one. This was the girl who took the baby journal she had started during her pregnancy and baby book and gave it to her brother and said I hear you sometimes have a firepit int he backyard where you burn things here is something for you to burn. So yeah that was the place I was in....Well my dad had asked me the first Christmas after Scott had passed if he could get one for my mom she wanted to have her Grandson Scott with her ins someway. I was okay with it and so she got one. When she showed it to me which was then 6 months after Scott passed I still didn't really feel the need to have one. But I thought it was nice and something I would wear if I wanted to have one. But still wasn't in a place in my grief to do so. I had gotten one of those family rings a few weeks after Scott passed and it was all I needed. All my boys (including the husband) are June birthdays I got a ring that has a pearl in the center (June birthstone) to represent Scott and then the substitute stone for June on either side to represent Mike and Colin. I wear it everyday.
Well a few weeks ago I decided I wanted a pendant with scott's footprints. I didn't want to call the funeral home myself and really didn't want to have Mike do it although I knew he would. So I asked my dad. Well my parents have ordered me a pendant. I am still trying to decide if I will use it as a keychain or a necklace.
Now here is the thing I get to pick an inscription for the back and I'm am totally stressing about what to put on it. Stressing more than I probably should. I wanted to put my favorite quote of, "If there ever comes a day were we can't be together, keep me in your heart I will stay there forever." But the inscription has to be 3 lines with 8 characters on each line.
So I think I have come up with something, and that it is going to be, " In my heart always."
I am excited about getting this which shows just how far I have come in my grief since two years ago I couldn't even look at his photograph.
I have no words but many hugs :)
It sounds like such a special gift and I hope that it helps you along this journey.
Oooooh I hope it comes before ShareUnion! You'll see lots of "Thumbies" there. :) I hope it brings you as much peace as it has me. So kind that your dad was able to order it for you and that your grandma wears one.
I think the inscription is beautiful- and the ring- so special.
Sounds like a lovely pendant. I can imagine it would be stressful to think of what to have inscribed on it - but you will come up with what is right for you, and it sounds like you already have.
I am glad you decided to go ahead with one! That is a great thing they do for you. Blessed thoughts for you and sending hugs!
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