A Cross Necklace

The lilies-of-the-valley are beginning to bloom.  My mother loved them, as I’m sure is true of many people.  I was just reading poems by Luci Shaw, and I shared her books with Mom too.  I remembered a marble cross necklace my mother had.  She gave me permission to wear it to high school, over 40 years ago.  And I lost it somehow and never found it.  My mother was so kind.  She pictured God’s love for me in many ways, including the keeping of material possessions in perspective. 

fragrance of forgiveness
memories of love

Luci Shaw’s website:  www.lucishaw.com.
Image courtesy:  www.antiqueclipart.com.

Author: Ellen Grace Olinger

"He hath made every thing beautiful in his time..." From Ecclesiastes 3:11a (KJV).

8 thoughts on “A Cross Necklace”

  1. I too lost a gold cross my Mom gave to me… but the riches of faith were far greater and those I hold onto for dear life.


    1. I’m allergic to flowers and lily of the valley is especially difficult for me…the perfume so strong… Mom’s flower was the violet. But these memories intertwine with loss and sorrow… the richness of love that overcomes. Thanks, Ellen.


      1. Hi, Ellen, The cross she gave me was 2 ounces of 24 K gold. It was too heavy to wear all the time and required a chain that was quite heavy too. Sometimes the things of this world are just too heavy to bear.


  2. Lilies of the valley are such elegant little flowers. Sad to hear you lost the necklace, but the memory you have may be far better.


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