An Unexpected Gift

Take a look at the picture and tell me what you see. Believe it or not, it took me a few moments to realise when I first saw it (which seems ridiculous now). If you’ve worked it out, then well done. It’s a necklace of an Angel and Two Rainbows.

I’m changing jobs at work within the next couple of weeks and as a result will no longer be managing any of the staff that I currently do. Last week, one of my colleagues bought me this gift. Sometimes receiving an unexpected present can often be really touching. I mean it wasn’t my birthday or Christmas or anything like that, and I although I’m changing roles, it’s not like I am leaving altogether. To say she is generous is an understatement.

However receiving a gift such as this went beyond touching. I was speechless. It ranks pretty highly in the list of the most thoughtful presents ever given to me! The fact that it was handmade, even more so.

The card inside the box reads: 

Remember Me You Sweet Pea

In life I love you dearly. In death I love you still.

In my heart you hold a place no one can ever fill.

It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn’t go alone.

For a part of me went with you the day God took you home.


To say I read this in a public place, I was impressed at my ability to keep it together and not crumble. What beautiful words to accompany such a beautiful gift.

I’ve had a look at the website. The jeweller, Belle’s Creative Crafts, is based in Wisconsin, USA. There are so many pretty necklaces, keychains and bracelets with the theme of celebration and remembrance. You don’t have to have experienced loss to find something, but I guarantee if you are an angel parent, or grandparent, it will be difficult for you to resist.

Sarah, you are an absolute gem! Provided one of my heavy handed rainbows doesn’t rip it from around my neck, I will treasure my necklace forever.

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