I was so very excited to get this back.
My most favorite piece of jewelry.
Heck, one of my most favorite things… period.
But I was also incredibly nervous.
When I received the new charm for my necklace for my birthday last year, I knew it would include the name of our newest little bug, Miss Tallula. But I wasn’t quite sure if it should include Esther’s name as well.
I considered having a different necklace made just for Esther.
But I just couldn’t decide. So, I waited.
Finally, I was determined to just do it.
Order the charm, woman! How hard could it be?
But I still couldn’t decide.
So I asked my husband. Men think so simplistically. And that can be a huge breath of fresh air, especially when I’m all revved up into an over-analyzing ball of hairspray and hormones.
He simply said, “Yes. You wear that necklace everyday. You’re going to want Esther’s name on there, too.”
And so I did.
And all my fears melted away. There wasn’t a hint of sadness.
Joy at having my children’s names, all of them, around my neck.