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February 15th, 2008, 10:20 AM
Brittanie's Avatar just me
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The reason this is so wonderful takes a little explanation. When we first lost Cora, I decided that I wanted something emerald to represent her. I couldn't find anything I liked here in Rexburg, and it was really frustrating to me. Well, we went camping in Yellowstone, and had dinner one night in Gardiner, MT, just outside the north entrance to the park. I found some earrings that were little hearts with emerald centers. But they weren't regular emeralds, they were Mt. St. Helen's emeralds. The description said that they were made from compressing the ashes of the Mt. St. Helen's explosion, and the natural color was evergreen...the color of the forests that were once on the slopes of the mountain.

It struck me as so beautiful. They represented something beautiful that was lost, and it seemed to fit so well. So we bought them, for $9.

Well, somewhere between Michigan and here, when we were coming home after Christmas, one of my earrings lost it's emerald. I was devastated. I looked at other emerald earrings, but I really wanted some more Mt. St. Helen's emeralds, and I didn't know where I'd ever find some.

Well, he found some. I don't know that I ever articulated it to him. I said I wanted more earrings, but I don't think I ever said they needed to be Mt. St. Helen's emeralds.

He made me cry. It was such a good gift.

Oh, and Erin also received this in the mail:

I think yesterday was all about Cora. It was a great day.
Thanks to babydoll213 for the siggy! My kids' blog Cora's blog

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February 15th, 2008, 10:54 AM
tiffani76541's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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That was so sweet Brittanie!The story behind them is beautiful. I'm glad this time you'll be able to treasure them forever. It got me all teary!
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February 15th, 2008, 11:05 AM
dinamommy's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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That's a beautiful story. Your husband is very considerate of you. Erin looks so sweet in her new onesie. Your Cora is so blessed to have the family that she does.


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February 15th, 2008, 12:45 PM
Sabina's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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They are beautiful Brittanie. And Erin looks stunning in her Cora onesie.
Thank you Jaidynsmum for the beautiful siggy
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