When my grandma passed away in August, it was really hard on me. My grandma was one of the most amazing, caring, sweet, loving people you would ever meet. I remember right before she passed, the night before her surgery, she wanted to feed Mia. I made sure Mia had eaten enough to satisfy her and then handed her to my grandma. Grandma weighed maybe 90 pounds. So we propped up Grandma's arm and laid Mia there. Grandma fed her a few sips and then would sit her up to burp. It was just the neatest thing watching my grandmother feed MY child. I miss her so much. I'm so sad that Mia will never have any memories of her besides the ones I tell her...so that is how this came about. My grandpa asked me to take my grandmother's wedding ring in to get appraised so he could sell. My mom brought it over and gave it to me...I put it on...it fit! My 90 pound Grandma's ring, fit. And it fit perfect. The minute I put it on I knew I wanted it, that I needed it. I took it and got it appraised...I then told my grandpa I would pay him what it was worth to keep it. However, I felt bad that my sister wouldn't have a piece of it. So after some discussion with my grandpa I knew EXACTLY what to do!! I took it to our jewelers, a friend of ours, and he separated the engagement and wedding band. He replated the engagement ring to match my wedding set and then he melted down the wedding band and made 3 baby rings, one for Mia and 2 for the twins.
I think this will be an amazing way to remember my grandmother...especially because those rings were a symbol of over 54 years of marriage! What a testament of love and commitment!
The engagement ring replated and one of the baby rings