Hello there. Kathryn here.
It's almost Mother's Day, so I figure now is as good a time as any to share this little trinket I picked up shortly after my mother passed away last November...
I guess you could say I was inspired by the locket my dad showed me. I wanted a locket of my own, to carry around a photo of my mama. At first I was a little taken aback by how big the "Beautiful Mess" locket actually is (2 inches wide and 2.5 inches long), but I actually grew to like it...
...especially since I can tuck a good-sized photo of me and my mommy inside.
This probably sounds kind of weird, but I think the name of the locket made me want to buy it that much more. And at the risk of sounding really emo, I feel like it's kind of an apt description for how I feel at the moment about life, the universe and everything.
I suppose everybody copes in different ways. I've heard it said that there's beauty in sadness.
In closing, I thought I'd share this little snippet I managed to capture with my iPhone last year. I was always amazed at how, even as my mother's condition worsened, she somehow managed to hold onto the ability to say, "I love you" (or something close to it). This was one of the last things she said to me before she stopped talking completely last July.
(apologies for the sound of my obnoxious voice)
Love is a powerful thing, eh?
Happy Mother's Day to you all. Thanks so much for reading.