I was touched by your mention of your mother. When I was in the upper grades of elementary school I became aware of a necklace that my mom had. It wasn’t large but it caught my eye. It was a simple heart shaped necklace on a gold chain. For very special occasions she would let me wear – to a school concert when I was in the chorus. Two years ago after my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s we were talking about her things and I mentioned that I had always had a soft spot for that necklace. I didn’t think she would ever remember as she was already having a hard time with memory loss. It was about six months later and I was visiting my parents and my mom took me into her bedroom and pulled out that necklace and told me that I should keep it. My mom passed away last summer from complications of Alzheimer’s and I wore that necklace to her funeral. It made me feel closer to her.