A few years ago when Kirk’s Gramma Max passed away Pastor Katie gave the family these tokens.
Kirk, Kaet and I keep ours on our key chains, Leo’s is in my jewelry box. Never does a time pass when I look at this token that I don’t think of Gramma. When Kirk’s Uncle Jamie passed in May, Pastor Katie gave them out to the family again, although different than the one above, that one I have on the rosary I keep in my car, Leo put his on his key chain, Kirk’s in on his dresser and don’t know what Kaet did with her’s. Again, when I see it I think of Uncle Jamie.
My Uncle Gene passed away the end of July. Didn’t hit me until a few weeks ago that these tokens really do have a meaning to us, a way to keep our loved ones in our lives. They are just that little something special and I just knew I needed to find something similar for my uncle.
Was so tickled when I was able to find that little something. I bought a dozen, gave one to my mom and sent ones to the other two sisters, Uncle Gene’s wife and children and my brother and sister and to my kids.
Heard from my cousin Sara this evening. Today was her birthday, her first ever without her dad and she was touched to get this in the mail today.
It’s such a simple little thing, nothing special on it’s own. There’s just something about this little piece of pewter that you can look at and know it’s in memory of someone so loved and each time you look at it you can’t help but think of that person and smile.
So thankful to Gramma’s Pastor Katie for giving the first and second of these little trinkets, something I never would have thought of and means so much.
Peace To All!