I have a running list of keepsakes and treasures for the girls.
I have a video for each of them with pictures and music – from Chad’s childhood to present.
I have someone working on Daddy & Me scrapbooks to help them remember.
I have cards for almost every occasion; birthdays, graduations, wedding, new house, baby.
I have both shirts Chad was wearing on the day they were born tucked away in a hope chest.
And I have plans for more, when the time is right.

When Chad was having such a hard time a couple of weeks ago, I purchased a keepsake for the girls.
Someone had mentioned it to my mother, who eagerly told me about this perfect item.
I purchased it online and was very afraid I might not receive it in time.

I emailed the designer and briefly explained the situation, and that I didn’t think I could wait the standard 5 days for shipping.
She rushed it to me.
I received the kit in the mail; a mold to take Chad’s fingerprint.
I got the print, shipped it off the next day.

And yesterday, I received the most beautiful gifts for our girls.

girls necklaces

The heart is Chad’s actual fingerprint, made of solid silver. The back is engraved “Daddy.”
They each have an flower charm with their initial – and their birthstone crystal.

I hope they will treasure these as much as I already do.
Wherever they go, no matter how old they are, their daddy is with them.
Emotionally and now, physically.

If you would like to see the other fine pieces this designer creates in her Etsy shop, please visit her at Rock My World, Inc.
Perfect for bride & groom gifts, mother’s day, father’s day. I can think of a million little reasons to have this jewelry made.

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17 Responses to Momento

  1. Debi Terry says:

    Now that is Beautiful. Love you

  2. amber.s says:

    that is a wonderful keepsake!

  3. sip says:

    i love it, skye!!! perfect!

  4. Cindy S says:

    Oh that is beautiful! They will love it.

  5. Meg622 says:

    That is so beautiful and meaningful – it brought tears to my eyes. Thinking of you always. (Hugs)!

  6. Traci Harrell says:

    That is such a special momento! You and Chad have really been so thoughtful at such a hard time in your lives. Thank you for sharing these with us!

  7. Candace says:

    What an unbelievably amazing mother you are. Your girls are going to get through this horrible tragedy completely whole due to your thoughtfulness and devotion to them and to Chad. I just love you and I think you serve as a model for what the rest of us should strive to be like on a daily basis. So, so proud to call you my friend.

  8. Ruth Dees says:

    Your girls are so lucky to have the parents that they do!!!

  9. Jen_mk12 says:

    Tears in my eyes. Gorgeous and so special. xo

  10. Shauna says:

    The jewelry is SOOO precious!!! You are such an amazing mom! Again, you have me in awe of your courage and thoughtfulness!

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  12. Lucy Shell says:

    What an awesome idea! Such a priceless gift for the girls!

  13. Alison says:

    I'm at a loss for words to describe to YOU how much I wish I had that necklace when I was little. My Dad died unexpectedly when I was nine. I don't have anything” meaningful
    ” like this.

    Just, wow…..

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  16. Marnette22 says:

    Absolutely beautiful and such a treasure…Girl, I am so glad someone told your mom about that.

  17. Leslie says:

    You amaze me every day, Skye. My heart and prayers are with you and your family.

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