As a Daughter, I try to appreciate my Mother everyday! I call or text her everyday, I make extra food and save her some when I make a meal I know she will enjoy and I try to bake her Gluten Free products that she hasn’t eaten in 20 years. I am grateful that she watches my kids when I work, that she taught me good values, and that she is always there for me whenever I need her. I haven’t always appreciated her in the way she deserves. I thought she was too strict growing up, I didn’t understand why she didn’t let me buy whatever I wanted when I wanted, and I didn’t understand why she pushed me to do things that made me uncomfortable (i.e. getting back behind the wheel after an accident). I didn’t see the lessons, the wisdom and the love until I became a mother and a mother of daughter myself.
As a Mother to a daughter, I am terrified! I always wanted boys and was terrified of having a moody, emotional girl like myself. The moment I found out I was having a daughter my world changed. My heart grew larger as did my fears. How can teach her to be a strong, independent, intelligent women? How can I protect her from the dangers of the world? I gaze into her big brown eyes as I rock her to sleep and hope that one day I can be her best friend, her confident and her adviser. For now, I’ll settle for Fisher Price tea parties, frilly skirts, and fake makeovers with the hopes that I can be the type of Mom that my Mom is.
When I was given the opportunity to review a exclusive Award winning photo locket from PicturesOnGold.com for Mother’s Day, I was beyond thrilled. There were so many different Mother’s Day Jewelry and Moms Lockets to choose from! I have always wanted a locket and love the idea of carrying my daughter close to my heart. It is the perfect gift to commemorate the relationship I have with my daughter in a unique locket that I can wear until she is old enough to wear it herself. The beautiful necklace that was given to me from PicturesOnGold.com was their sterling silver Mother’s Day “Mom with Daughter” heart locket and 18 inch sterling silver box chain.
I have never order jewelery online before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The ordering process was simple and allowed me to personalize the locket with both external drawing, inside picture and personal inscription. Within days, the locket was delivered to my door. and it was love at first sight!
When I opened the box, I was blown away by its beauty. The sliver locket was flawless and the loving embrace of Mother and daughter on the front cover brought tears to my eyes. I love that you have ability to customize the front of the locket to fit your family dynamic. They offer many different arrangements such as Mom and son, Mom and daughter, Mom and two sons and one daughter, Mom and three sons, etc. The options are endless!
Inside the locket was my favourite photograph of my daughter and I, taken by my best friend one month after my DD was born. She was snuggled up under my chin, in her favourite position, and every time I look at that picture I am taken back to the glorious wonder of holding my baby girl. Knowing that my daughter will be my last child, I cling to that picture as a representation of one of my favourite stages of life. Wearing it around my neck reminds me of my love for my children and my purpose for living. I feel great strength in knowing that one day my daughter will wear it around her neck, with hopes that she will know how much she is loved. I was amazed how accurate the picture turned out. Being etched straight into the silver, I know that it will stand the test of time. One unique feature that PicturesOnGold.com included in their lockets is a clear plastic sheet in front of the picture. This allows you to add a keepsake, ie. hair, to the locket to make is even more special.
Knowing that this locket would one day be given to my daughter, I thought long and hard about the personalized inscription that I wanted to include in the locket. The saying I choose was: Mother and Daughter; there’s no great bond. I hope that when I’m struggling with my daughter it will provide me with the reminder that our bond is stronger then the momentary situation we are in and I hope that when my daughter wears the locket, she will know that I will always be there for her.
The box chain was very comfortable to wear and I am happy to report that my sensitive skin did not react to it. If I can wear a necklace for longer than four hours and not end up with a rash on the back of my neck, it proves to me that the product is made out of quality materials. The durability of the chain is outstanding as well! Having an 18 month old, who is fascinated with jewelery, Mom’s necklace can be very inviting. Many times the chain was tugged and withstands the grasp, tugs and pulls of my DD.
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, many people are looking for the perfect Mother’s Day present to give to their Mom. Mother’s day is a day to remind your Mother of how special she is and how much she means to you and your family. I can not think of a better gift then a sentimental Mother’s Day Jewelry or Moms Locketst from PicturesOnGold.com.