Has it been long enough since I’ve done a cancer related post that I can cross over to the morbid side again?
If you were around in January, you might remember when I told you about D2’s friend losing her mom in a car accident. Well yesterday she came home and told me about a new necklace this little girl got over spring break. She said it’s a really pretty glass with colored designs, and oh yeah, it has her mom’s ashes in it. Her little brother got a chili pepper shaped one.
I wasn’t quite sure what to say other than, Wow.
I later asked D1 what her thoughts were on the pendant and she said, “I think it’s cool but also a little creepy”.
My thoughts exactly.
I asked her if she’d ever want one. After some thought she admitted she might and apparently she’d like it in the shape of a music note. I’ll have to remember that.
I can’t seem to stop thinking about it today so I googled it and found this website for cremation jewelry. I had no idea that sort of thing existed.
Of course, with that dark cancer cloud hanging over me some days, I’m fascinated by it too and even scanned the catalog. I scanned a couple of other sites and saw everything from pendants, bracelets and charms to worry stones and key chains.
Apparently there’s a whole market out there that makes it possible for you to wear your loved ones. Or “keep them close to you” for the non-creepy description.
One company combines the ashes into the glass. Another says their jewelry comes complete with instructions and a funnel. Hopefully you won’t use the kitchen funnel by mistake. That would give new meaning to “mom’s special recipe”!
Ideally, I’ll live to be 100. But if I don’t, if I go while my girls are still relatively young, do I spend some time with them picking out something like this for them?
Is that beyond creepy? Or is it kind of cool?