The Necklace that Spoke to my Heart

I first saw this necklace while looking through piece after piece of gorgeous jewelry from Roma Designer Jewelry.  I was trying to choose pieces I loved and was excited to wear, but I wasn’t expecting to find something that spoke to my heart.  In particular, my mother heart.

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I was first drawn to it because of the beautiful Roman Glass, which I will tell you about in a bit.  As I turned it over, however, I noticed a small coin on the back of the pendant.  My friend explained to me that it was a Jewish bronze coin dated between 135B.C and 29A.D. The same type of coin described in the story of the “widow’s mite” found in Mark 12 of the Bible.

Mark 12:41-44

41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.

43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:

44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

Roma necklace with white t shirt. Women's style and fashion.

As I stared at this beautiful coin in my hand, I felt a wave of emotion connecting me to the woman described, as well as to my Savior, Jesus Christ.  I began to cry as I reflected on my role as a mother, and how it, above all else in my life, has brought me closer to Him.  There are often times in my journey through motherhood where I feel like I am giving my all, just as the widow did.  Although my sacrifices are not always monetary, or even physical, the spiritual and emotional effort at times, are all I have to give.  I look as well to the other mothers in my life and the incredible examples that they are of completely selfless love.  It doesn’t always take all that I have, sometimes it feels like I am giving of my abundance.  That is the beauty of it.  For me, both represent that  I’m not doing this alone, He is near.

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The beauty of this necklace doesn’t stop there.  Opposite the coin, as well as these earrings, contain Roman Glass and come with a certificate of authenticity that states, “Your jewelry is inlaid with a fragment of ancient glass, discovered in an archaeological excavation in the Holy Land.  The ‘patina’ (exquisite surface coloring) was created by chemical interaction with mineral-rich soil over the course of 2000 years.” Find the necklace by going HERE and searching “widow’s mite”  Search “roman glass” to find the earrings and other stunning pieces.

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The “patina” described gives the glass such a beautiful shimmer.  Both pieces are also set in sterling silver.  I love them, I cherish them, and I am grateful for the reminder they give me to give my all everyday.  It is always worth it.

Photography by my sweet friend Stayc Smart @staycsmartphotography and www.staycsmartphotography.com

Have a wonderful week, XO

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