When he was small, my youngest son had a habit of filling his pockets with treasures he encountered in his daily adventures. I didn't always understand the value he saw in his chosen objects -- really, how many rocks and sticks could one boy keep? In his eyes, though, each one was beautiful and important. Life is just like that on a larger scale, isn't it? We gather up the precious bits of our experiences and save them all to learn from and enjoy later. Perhaps you'll find a little something here that you'd like to keep in your own pockets. Thanks for visiting.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Close to home
I love the life Matt, the boys and I have built here in Waterloo; we have wonderful friends, engaging activities to participate in, and a house, yard and neighbourhood that truly feel like home. Living far from most of my extended family and old, cherished friends, though, means that I will always feel like there is something missing.
When I was browsing recently on Etsy (if you're not familiar with Etsy, oh, do go and take a look! But beware -- it's a place filled with beautiful handmade items and you're sure to find something you MUST have!), I came across this lovely vintage map pendant.
The seller will custom create a pendant showing any location that's dear to you, and I knew this necklace was the perfect way for me to wear my heart on my.... well, neck. Since my pendant arrived in the mail, I have worn it often, and it makes me feel, in some small physical way, that I'm connected to all of those Saultites, past and present, for whom I have a deep fondness.
If you'd like to wear a special place close to your heart, you can order your own custom map pendant here. I love the way mine makes my home town feel somehow nearer until I can go back to visit again.