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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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