We feel loved when we are comforted.
I received a coin purse as a condolence gift with a note that said, “To carry your mother’s memories.”
That’s been almost four years ago and I still feel the comfort of my mother’s memories when I open my coin purse.
When my co-worker’s mother passed away, I wanted him to hold something that would give him the same comfort I felt with my coin purse.
There was the challenge of what to give a guy. Then I remembered another gift I received that I carry in my coin purse.It is a small smooth stone with a cross drawn by a permanent marker. Every time I see the stone it’s a simple message through my Christian faith, my mother and I will see each other again.
The stone gave me an idea. I would give him a small personalized rock to carry.
While attending the funeral of his mother, I heard the pastor and others tell stories of her beautiful life and many quoted her favorite saying, “Just Be.” I decided to etch those same words onto a stone instead of using a marker.
I wrote in the card:
Your mother’s faith in Jesus as her Rock was evident by the stories told during her service. So I hope when you reach for your pocket change, that the touch of the rock will give you comfort and sweet memories.
These items can be purchased at a hobby store or on Amazon.com. It’s not difficult but I do suggest practicing on a few stones.
For other ideas, you can etch MOM, DAD, SISTER, BROTHER, FAITH or LOVE.
Giving a condolence gift is sharing your love, hugs and ultimately comfort.
When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know. – Unknown