Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mommy and Eva...and a jewelry keepsakes pendant.

I have a lovely necklace of Eva that Mike gave me our first Christmas without Eva. It is oval and and has this picture of our girly on it.

A few months ago I had been thinking about how much I would like to have a heart shaped pendant with a picture of Eva on it.

And only a few weeks later I received a lovely email from Hallie from Jewelry keepsakes. I was offered to choose a piece of  memorial jewelry from their selection. The timing was amazing and I was so thankful.

I took my time choosing and finally decided on a heart shaped piece of cremation jewelry. I wanted to   have a photo of Eva and I together and put a strand of each of our hair in the heart. When the piece arrived I had been cropped out and only Eva's picture was on the pendant.

The necklace was beautiful. The inscription was beautiful. The picture was beautiful. But it was not what I expected and I was disappointed.

I emailed Hallie who offered to send me another piece with both of our pictures on it. Wow. I wasn't expecting this. I decided to get a plain heart instead. The new heart arrived yesterday and it was just what I had envisioned.

I wore it to church today and got several comments on it. My kids pointed it out to people and it felt so, so good to hear. Mommy and Eva. I can't explain how good it felt to hear the words 'mommy and Eva' in the same sentence, several times today.

On the back of the pendant I got the beginning of the poem by e.e cummings inscribed...

i carry your heart with me
(i carry it in my heart)

i am never without it (anywhere
i go, you go my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear

no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud)
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

e.e cummings

The pendant is lovely. Hallie was lovely to communicate with and jewelry keepsakes has a huge variety of  memorial jewelry to choose from. You are sure to find something you would like. The photo is etched in and is very hard to photograph well but I can assure you is completely beautiful.

However, for  me, the real gift was hearing the words 'mommy and Eva' together in the same sentence.

Thank you jewelry keepsakes for a beautiful pendant to review.


  1. Oh, to hear Eva's name spoken with yours! What a blessing. It is beautiful and I'm sure will generate conversation about your dear Eva <3

    1. Exactly Cheryl. I didn't realize how much I missed the sound of our names together until I heard them again. I felt a little odd getting a pendant with my photo on it too at first, but now I'm so glad I did.

  2. I love it, it's beautiful. ((hugs)) ~R

  3. That's lovely and I love the verse, beautiful. Eva's mommy