I reach up to my neck to finger them — those three small discs of descending size. The top, and littlest disc, reads Adam. The middle disc, Julianne. The bottom and largest, Caroline.
I bought this necklace for myself in May 2010 – my first Mother’s Day as a mom of three. I knew exactly what I wanted. I chose it for its simple, understated elegance, its ability to go with most anything, and the sentimental value in letting my skin warm my children’s names all day long – even when they’re away at school or off to a friend’s.
When it comes to other areas of my life, though, I’m afraid I display far less restraint. My taste wavers off to the extravagant or complex; it lacks the refined sense of the simple, of pure, uncomplicated beauty.
It’s like I’m gathering gem after gem, not knowing where to stop, because such beauty lies close by. And, I can’t say no to Good Things.
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