- 4 years ago
I still don’t have my dress and I’m not even sure what I’ll end up with. But two weeks ago, while at mom’s we were looking for some earrings I needed to attend a wedding with the FH while here in Europe.
We found my earrings, which are these
They are white gold, rose gold, very tiny diamonds and a pearl.
Then we came across these ones:
My dad and mom were never into big gifts as with 6 kids and a very basic salary, there was not much left for luxuries. But on a certain anniversary I think, dad bought these for mom. They are white gold and cz I think. Although they could also be tiny white sapphires. They need to be cleaned for sure. Dad passed away last year. And I’m stilk reeling from the loss and just the thought of not having him on my wedding day hurts me in a way I cannot explain. Last weekend we were on the FH’s best friend wedding and I had to look away when the bride was being walked by her father. And then when they were dancing. I felt if I looked I was going to lose it as I was barely being able to keep myself from crying right there. Ugh. Anyway, I thought although I love the first earrings I posted, this ones carry so much more meaning to me so I hope when the dress is designed and made, they don’t look bad with it.
Also, I saw a little white box. And I opened it and saw some old accesories. I asked my mom what they were. And she said… That granpda, the one I never got to meet because he died when I was a baby just a couple months old, had given those as a gift to her on her 16th birthday. I could not help to feel I want to use them for the wedding. Maybe not the necklace if it doesn’t look nice. But the bracelet. They are not fine jewelry by any means. But I could care less about that stuff. All that matters to me is what they mean and the love they both represent. I just hope they clean up well. The stones are pretty stained. We’ll see. Maybe because I am too sentimental about it I am not seeing they won’t look good? I am just thinking people won’t actually grab my hand to see them up close. And if they do ask I’ll tell them they are a gazillion years old and that they were a gift from grampa to mom when she was 16 and they mean the world to me. I hope they can clean them a little bit but here they are.
I’m thinking probably just the bracelet as the necklace might be hard to go well with the dress I choose but I don’t know yet. Excuse the random hive by the necklace -.-
And then I saw this other cutie in a corner of another tiny white box. Dad gave it to mom at some point. I think he gave her jewelry like three times in more than 50 years of marriage. And they have been sitting there all this time since mom is so simple and she doesn’t even wear any jewelry other than her wedding ring. This little guy is yellow gold and a blue stone. I have no idea what it is. Might be just crystal but God knows. It’s a pretty sapphire blue so I thought of maybe carrying it in my bouquet tied up to the ribbon somewhere as my something blue?
They might not be the fanciest stuff out there but I feel like I found a little hidden treasure at mom’s!