January 13, 2014

Jewelry Keepsakes

If you've ever visited me here before, then you know about my son, Noah. My journey through my grief was first chronicled on a blog that I called "Noah's Ark", which later became "Finding Faith and Joy" before I eventually retired it. Now, those words remain as a private diary of my grief, my faith, and my son.

It's an odd thing when a baby dies before they ever have a chance to really live. The only memories I have are of my body, swollen with child, and the way he always kicked the fetal doppler when I was at the doctor. He didn't have any things. At least, not things that he ever used. Most everything, with the exception of the blanket that we wrapped him in for those few, short hours we spent together, were left brand new. The photos that we have are all we'll ever get. What we have to remember him by is what we have. There will never be any more.

Then, one Saturday morning, I open up a package from the mail and my heart stops as the tears start. Something new out of something old. Something precious.

Noah left his footprints on my heart, and now I wear them near it. 

This beautiful necklace, a photo engraved pendant from Jewelry Keepsakes, was easy to create using a photo of my son's footprints, and arrived at my door just a few days later. The customer service I received, from Hallie, was absolutely wonderful! She was sensitive to my story, and very helpful in the creation process.

I have to say, that I was completely overwhelmed and left speechless when I first saw the necklace. Honestly, I still am a little lost for words. This is such a precious piece that means so incredibly much to my heart. It even has his name and birthday engraved on the back.

It truly is beautiful and special. My photos do it no justice. As soon as my husband saw it, he said that he wanted one. I believe we'll be purchasing him a key chain very soon. My 5 year old daughter has also been begging me for one of her own so that she has something special to remember her little brother with. They are all very reasonably priced, so I'm sure we will be able to get her her very own as well.

I really can't even begin to describe my heart and what an amazing gift this has been to me. There are few times in my life that I have been left really and truly speechless, and this is one of them. I just can not find the words. It is that special to me.

You can create your very own Picture Engraved Jewelry and view a large selection of Cremation Jewelry, at Jewelry Keepsakes website, www.jewelrykeepsakes.com

All statements are my own. The product shown was sent by the company at no cost to me in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.


  1. What a beautiful keepsake!

  2. And...I'm crying. In the orthodontist office no less. Man Kelly, you got me in the heart today. Blessings, sweet sister.

  3. Beautiful and touched my heart!


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