Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Best Gift Ever - Molly

Jason has a knack for gift giving. 
He loves to give gifts.

And he loves to receive gifts.
It's his love language (read the book?)

Anyways, I thought our trip (and shopping spree in NYC) was gift enough.
But when we returned home, Jason informed me that he wanted me to have something to open on Christmas Day.

He claimed he would "blow me away" with this gift.

Well, here it is...Christmas Day.

And yes, I am blown away.

The moment I opened it, I began to cry.

Most people (well all people) wouldn't know what it is, but I recognized it right away.

The circular ID tag (on the left) was Grace's ID in the kiln when she was cremated.

If you look back at the necklace,
you'll notice that the ID tag has been cut into a dog tag. Grace's ID number is completely intact.
It is attached to a gold chain and the two infinity signs (one gold, one silver) represent our eternal children - Jack and Grace.

Jason had this necklace made for me - in 4 days.
He had the idea before NYC, but then took it to the jeweler when we got back.
The jeweler had it ready by Christmas Eve.
Jason worked with them (thank you Cronin Jewelers in Boulder) on the design.

Just for me.

Now I will have my eternal family with me at all times, close to my heart.

I love it. 

This is the best gift ever.

PS- we do have two more babies unaccounted for on the necklace but because we didn't get to know them as much as we did Jack and Grace, but they are forever in our hearts and one day we will all be together -forever.


One said...

What a beautiful gift! I *love* that book, btw. I'm always glad when someone mentions it, because it reminds me to try to translate more effectively in my own life. Merry Christmas, Molly! xo

Megan Brink said...

Beautiful! I have chills now after reading this. Such an amazing, beautiful necklace to have. Your husband did a GREAT job!

Olivia Stipe Manke said...

Oh my goodness...what a beautiful and thoughtful present! So amazing.

Liz said...

What an amazing gift. Big props for Jason for coming up with this!!