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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My Anni-birth-mas Present

Do you remember back a couple months ago when I was desperately looking for an urn necklace I could use to carry Wyatt around in? If you do, you will recall how I hated feeling like a crazy woman for carrying Wyatt around with me in my purse everywhere I went...

Well, I finally found the perfect piece of jewelry! And it's not even a necklace... It's a ring :)
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There are a few "catches" to the ring however.

The first being how incredibly expensive it would be to have it done. Try over $700... (gulp) that's a lot to swallow!

Why in the world would it cost that much money for a ring?! Good question.

The ring comes in just about any cut you would want. Radiant, pear, heart, circle... you get the picture (I chose a pear cut because it looks like a tear drop). But the really neat thing about this ring is that they take cremains and actually infuse them into the stone...

I was sold at the idea of someone being able to take my sons once beautiful body, that now sits in an ugly cremated form, and turn him back into something beautiful I could show off to the world!

They also have sixteen different color choices you can choose to have the stone colored as you want. Whether it be a special color for your loved one, a birthstone, or your favorite color...

I chose to do a natural stone because it can vary from clear, to amber, to emerald depending on "the personality of the individuals cremains you send in". How neat is that? I'd have no idea what color to expect my stone to be, but the color it comes back as would be completely and uniquely Wyatt!

Joseph and I have been trying to slowly save up the money to get this ring and I would be thrilled if I were able to get it by the time Wyatt's 1st Birthday rolled around. A year of carrying around an urn in my purse was about as crazy as I was willing to get...

Imagine my surprise when my hubby comes up to me and says "I wanted to go ahead and show you so you wouldn't freak out when you checked our bank statement"... He ordered the ring for me as my Anni-birth-mas (Anniversary, Birthday, and Christmas) present! I was floored. What a sweet and thoughtful husband I've been blessed with. I've been telling him all along there was no possible way for him to get me what I wanted for Christmas... All I wanted was Wyatt... And leave it up to him to figure out a way to get as close as he possibly could to granting me my wish.

Although I'm thrilled to be having this ring made, there is another problem...

I have to mail a part of him to the company to have the ring made. I knew I would have to, but it wasn't until I got the box in the mail to send Wyatt back to them in that I started freaking out.

What if he get's lost in the mail?

What if I don't actually get Wyatt back?

What if I walk around wearing somebody else's loved one?

And these are just a few of the thoughts running trough my mind...

I tried to curb my uneasiness by placing some pictures of Wyatt in the box with his creamins, along with writing a letter to the person who will be handling Wyatt. I simply introduced our son and told them that they were not only holding my son every time they did anything associated with his cremains, but that they were also holding my heart. I hope this will have them take extra care of the cremains they will have of Wyatt.

I still couldn't bring myself to mail it. I could clearly see the scene in my head of standing in front of the man at the post office with tears streaming down my face as he tries to pry my fingers from the vice grip I would have on the box... Needless to say, Joseph mailed it for me today, but not before covering every inch of the box with packing tape!

It will be 6-8 weeks before I get my ring back. I can't wait to share the finished result with you... However, to give you a glimpse of the work they do, here's an idea of what the ring should look like when I get it. Mine will be white gold with a surprise color for the stone...

And in case you are wondering where you can get a ring like this for yourselves, go here to see all the products they have to offer. They have necklace's too.

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10 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

What a wonderful thing to be able to have made. I love that you are letting the color be unique to Wyatt. I would give anything to turn back the clock and have something like this for Grace. What a beautiful reminder to carry with you and show off your beautiful son to the world. Happy Birthday tomorrow. I know it is hard to celebrate birthdays without your baby in your arms but I pray that comfort will be your present tomorrow.

Franchesca Cox said...

That is too awesome!!! I am so happy you found this. It sounds perfect. :)

What a thoughtful hubby!

Nati @ I will praise Him said...

I've heard about this before and I think this is a very very very wonderful way of having Wyatt with you at all times. Beautiful.

I can imagine how scared you are that something goes wrong, but I just have a feeling that everything will be okay and you will have the most gorgeous ring in 6-8 weeks.

Happy Anni-birth-mas! :-)

April said...

Oh my gosh, this is so cool! I have never heard of anything like this. When Morgan died, I honestly didn't even think of cremation. I do have a friend though who would be very interested though! As it is right now, she takes her daughter's urn with her any time she moves to a different room in the house, so they are always together. The jewelry sounds like a great idea for her!
I would be afraid to mail a part of my child too, but have faith. I am sure Wyatt will get to his destination safely. I can't wait to see pictures of the ring when you have it :)

BJ_Mama said...

That's absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Hopefully when you get Wyatt back in ring form, you will feel more at peace with having to part with his cremains for this short time. Can't wait to see what color he'll be!

Just Breathe said...

How sweet of your husband to order it. That will be a beautiful ring.

Missing Kasey said...

love it!! Did you have to send all of Wyatt? I can't wait to see what your ring will look like!!! Happy Anni-birth-mas!!!

Jess said...

The ring is beautiful, Danielle, and I'm sure they will take extra special care to make sure that it turns out just right and there are no mix-ups. That will be such a special gift from your husband this year. Even though he can't give you your son back, you will be able to carry a part of him close to you always.
I wanted to tell you, I've been making Christmas ornaments, and I have one for Wyatt. If you would like me to send it to you, please e-mail me your address at butterflyelli@yahoo.com. You can see what they look like on my blog.

Holly said...

Danielle, I just love the idea of infusing cremains into the piece of jewlery. That is so awesome that they can do that! And Joseph is wonderful to surprise you by getting it early.

No doubt it was hard to package up some of his remains to send. I think it was a good idea to include the note. I can't wait to see what color Wyatt will be!

It'll be beautiful that's for sure!

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