You know those moments in life you never forget? It can be a moment you intentionally tell yourself to take in, or it takes you by surprise because all the feels stir up your heart and soul – the feeling itself makes it unforgettable.
I picked out this petite infinity necklace from James Avery, a family-owned company in Texas. They create finely crafted jewelry in-house, and started as a Christian jewelry company in 1954 from a two-car garage! My best girlfriend who grew up in Texas is a huge fan and was giddy when I told her I was working with them, they are such special pieces to tell a story – check out their charm bracelets too!
I selected this necklace to remind myself of those special forever moments – the infinite love I felt on a special day and I want to share those special moments.
It was my wedding day on December 3, 2011 on a snowy morning in Sedona.
- Feeling God’s love and presence. The night before I prayed it wouldn’t rain but instead, snow (if it rained, that’s fine, but snow would have been amazing). That morning my girlfriends ran in my room with excitement and couldn’t believe it – it was snowing! I looked outside and watched the snow fall in awe knowing my Heavenly Father loved me so much to make the day special.
- My dad’s expression when he saw me in my wedding dress. Dad walked in, startled he took a step back and his eyes widened and he said, “Wow.” I teared up (I couldn’t let myself, makeup!!), and I just love my dad and was so grateful he was there, I almost lost him a decade prior to terminal lymphoma cancer, by God’s grace he survived and was able to deliver a speech at the reception. I have always said I wanted to marry a man like him – patient, funny, laid back, personable, intelligent, knew everything about history and news, so on, and I did, they are two peas in a pod.
- How I felt when I watched our photographer capture Benjamin’s portraits. When I saw Benjamin from the window before our first look (he had no idea I was watching) I choked back tears. He looked incredibly handsome and seeing him it really hit me with everything that came together that day I thought, Wow there he is, that man my husband I have been waiting for my entire life. He’s waiting for me ready to marry me! This is who God has had planned for me all along.
Those three moments, those three people, God, my dad, my husband, I know that their love for me in infinite and I can say the same about them. I can’t forget my mom too who is just as important. I thought this infinity necklace was the perfect piece to remind me of love and the infinite love God has for us.
For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. – Psalm 100:5
The details of this necklace are so darling, to the detail of the back of the chain weight with the James Avery stamp. My version is gold and silver, they also have a silver version. There are over 1,100 designs so you can create your own story, a reminder of a trip, love, something to bring you back to that moment.
You can find James Avery online and at Dillard’s stores.
What’s your love story? Comment below and share it with me, and also check out more James Avery love stories here.