Went to the credit union to make my car payment. The teller was wearing a necklace just like this around her neck only it was a picture of her 6 year old little boy. His school picture from a day he was probably running and playing on the playground with his buddies, traded sandwiches with someone at his lunch table, did a math worksheet before centers, and combed his hair just so. I complimented her on the necklace, even though I sensed why she was probably wearing his school picture etched in gold. I was right.
Cancer took him from his mama at 7 years old. And 13 years later, he is frozen in time in her heart and on the necklace she wears to work.