I've been meaning to post about this for a while. On Joshua's birthday just a few weeks ago, I received the most wonderful package. Kimberlee, a mother who makes jewelry, rosaries, and bracelets with her company Beads of Mercy (http://www.beadsofmercy.com/) had created a gemstone memorial bracelet of my son Joshua for me. She had spelled out Joshua's name in silver alphabet blocks separated by his birthstone (ruby), and attached charms for things that Joshua had loved the best: a knight in shining armor, a hammer, and a tiny train. She also added a small crown for the crown of glory in heaven, and a crucifix and Miraculous Medal. She included the explanation on a lovely card, along with a personal letter.
The bracelet is truly beautiful, and I'm told this generous woman has done this for others. So I wanted to post this to thank her and to encourage others to check out her jewelry. (I also posted about her in the article I wrote on Joshua's website, 20 Things You Can Do For Those Who Are Grieving.) Personally I think I might try to get a bracelet like this for my own mother for her birthday.