Hello sweet bloggy friends. I am happy to share that I was recently published in the November issue of Ruby for Women magazine. It is always a pleasure and a privilege to have my work shared. If you missed my announcement of the November Thanksgiving edition you can read an e copy HERE. Or join 300,000 readers and become a print copy subscriber. Our oldest granddaughter had her 18th birthday over the summer and when I asked her what she wanted this year, she asked me for a cross necklace. With her permission I am sharing the letter I included with her gift ( published in the November issue of Ruby for Women.) Dearest granddaughter……
When you asked me for a cross necklace for your birthday I was pleasantly surprised. I know your religion does not acknowledge the cross in their teachings. Did I ever tell you that I received my first cross necklace on my 13th birthday? I was so proud to wear it to Church that week. I remember walking to the front of the church and kneeling to receive my first Holy Communion. There I was sitting tall with my back straight and I felt so proud in the moment. I whispered to our Pastor that I was wearing a new cross necklace and he smiled and touched my shoulder as he presented me with the body of Christ.
Granddaughter, I’m giving you this crystal cross necklace from my jewelry box and also one that Grandpa and I bought for you. Each necklace is delicate and makes a quiet statement of faith. I have worn a cross necklace every day for 44 years. The necklace I have worn for the past 18 years was a birthday gift from your Grandpa.
I wear a cross necklace because it is a symbol of faith, trust and sacrifice. It is a beautiful representation of the greatest act of love. God has taken the most dreadful symbol in human history and turned into a symbol of hope and beauty for those who trust in Him. When you look in the mirror and you see your lovely cross necklace I pray it reminds you of a God who loves you beyond what you can ever imagine. I pray your cross necklace reminds you of our lord and savior Jesus Christ and that he gave his life for you, and of a God who wants to offer you so much more than the dreams of a broken world.
Wear your cross necklace proudly. If God can take a cross and use it for his glory and our benefit, imagine what he can do with the trials of your life as you give it over to him. I love you very much and I do hope these cross necklaces will mean as much to you as they do to me.
Happy birthday and I love you.
Do you wear a faith inspired piece of jewelry? What do you think of the dearest granddaughter letter included with her gift?
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