- 7 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
Some quick backstory: My dad’s mom, my grandmother, died when he was thirteen. Her best friend stepped in to help raise my dad and uncle. When I was very little, this woman asked me and my brother to call her Grandma, and I have ever since. Thus, I have four grandmothers: my mom’s mom, my dad’s mom, Grandma, and my dad’s dad’s second wife.
I wanted to carry something from each of them on my wedding day, and when I called Grandma last year to tell her about our engagement, I told her that. It was especially important to me that I have something from her because I knew she wouldn’t be able to make the wedding. She lives quite far away, and her health is really poor. Travel just isn’t an option for her.
Well, I just got an email from her:
Your mother stopped by last Thursday so I gave her the necklace that I am GIVING you, as something you can carry or wear down the aisle when you marry. I feel so honored you asked for something of MINE you could carry down the aisle. The gold was my mothers wedding rings melted down and the diamonds were part of her engagement ring. I hope I can see u wearing it some day. Im so sorry i can’t come to your wedding.
I love u dearly.
I started sobbing. I cannot believe how generous a gift that is. She didn’t have any daughters she could have passed this necklace on to, but she does have (natural) granddaughters not much younger than me who I’m sure would have been thrilled to have it, yet she chose me instead. I’m crying. I cannot believe how incredible a gift this is. I am so very, very lucky to have a grandmother like her.
I’ll post photos once I get the necklace!