I attended the "Journey of
the Heart" Conference in Palm
Springs offered by Umbrella Ministries.
This is their 8th annual event and
the 5th that I have attended. Always,
it's a blessing and I go home refreshed
On Sunday morning each Mother was
given your gift of the beautiful
pearl earrings. Thank you so much
for your generosity. Daisy Catchings
explained how she had contacted
your company about purchasing a
set for each Mother, and how you
offered them as a gift to us. What
a thoughtful and caring gesture
on your part.
My daughter Peggy Ann died in 1984
when she was only 24 years of age.
She LOVED pearls and wore them a
lot, although she never owned any
'real' pearl earrings. When her
Father and I married I had a simple
pearl choker (remember those?) that
I wore at our wedding. When our
oldest daughter Vickie married,
I had that choker necklace made
into two separate strands for my
other two girls to wear in her wedding.
Peggy had one and Donna had the
other. When Peggy was killed I decided
not to let her wear the necklace
as she would not need it in Heaven
anyway, and I gave hers to Vickie.
A few times over the years, I have
wished I had of let her wear it.
Then, God quickly reminds me that
Peggy has more jewels in Heaven
than she can ever possibly wear!
Peggy was our Pearl.........and
we always called her that as she
was our youngest daughter. When
I received your gift of pearls,
I was so touched that someone who
doesn't even know me, never knew
my beautiful daughter would give
me such a beautiful gift of compassion,
and never even think of getting
a thank you card! In today's 'all
about me' world, it's unheard of.
Someone once said 'Coincidences
are little taps on the shoulder
from God.' I believe it's true that
there are 'no coincidences!' When
I saw those beautiful pearl eardrops,
it was as if Peggy's brown eyes
sparkled again to remind me.........."I
Love You, Mom."
I am not familiar with your jewelry
line and must admit I have never
heard of BellaGemma Jewels before
the Retreat. However, I do know
that the Owner of the Company is
a Jewel, and a very Rare one in
the business world of today. My
prayer is that you and your company
will be blessed with Prosperity
beyond your wildest imaginings.
You have truly blessed me and I
will treasure these pearls forever.
It was just a lovely reminder on
that Sunday morning that Peggy,
my own Pearl, is forever with me
in my heart.
Thank you from the bottom of my