The moment I laid eyes on this necklace, my thoughts immediately went to the day my oldest daughter started her first day of public schooling.
Up till about middle school, I had been their teacher and they flourished like the little rugrats they are. Flourishing rugrats… now there’s a concept.
It was a time in our family when the dynamics of the everyday routine were changing.
And they were reaching a point in their learning where they needed more.
That day I dropped her off to middle school, was probably one of the most heartbreaking moments of my life.
She looked so tiny between those huge metal doors. So forlorn walking through the yawning hallways which looked to swallow her up at any moment.
She came home that afternoon and something had changed. I couldn’t put my finger on it.
She told me about her day with all the youthful excitement bubbling from every pore, you could hear it in her tone of voice. I searched her eyes after a great big momma bear hug, and finally saw it.
When I let her go that morning, she left as my little peanut. Timid, wide-eyed innocence that not many children her age at the time, had. What I found was a fierce-some, determined young lady.
What I saw in her eyes, were the scales that had fallen off, and a soul that was ready to take on the world by storm.
I share these images in honor of her today.
Dress: Senzafine Elaise Gown by Synjari Myriam | Mystic Realms Faire Opening soon!
Hair: Damselfly’s Sancia by Shylah Honey | Mystic Realms Faire Opening soon!
Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai Libelula by Plurabelle Laszlo | Mystic Realms Faire Opening Soon!
Headpiece: May’s Soul Elven Jewelry
Skin: Lara Hurley’s Fae Midtone
Eyes: Ikon Vanity Eyes in glen
Staff1: ADD Andel Curled Mage Staff | Mystic Realms Faire Opening Soon!
Staff2: DCS Dark Staff
Poses: oOo Studio various
edited 10/10: *Tools: 1st Image ~ LumiPro Photo System
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