Cross necklaces are usually worn to show someone they are Christian or received as gifts for baptism and confirmation. In my case my mother gifted me this beautiful necklace for my 18th birthday. I immediately put it on and didn't take it off for almost the whole summer of 2020. That summer I went on a vacation to California and for the first time I was going to experience flying on a airplane. I was scared and nervous but knowing I had on the necklace gave me a sense of comfort and protection. It felt like the spirit of God was by my side to keep me safe during the trip. Once I arrived in California I met all my aunts and uncles from my mother's side for the first time. They were all nice and outgoing people. I went camping with them for three days and saw the most amazing views of mountains and nature. I missed my family though and wished they were with me. I held the cross necklace tightly to my chest and thought about my mother. I would pray every night for positive energy and for everything to go smoothly while I was in California. Something so small and delicate yet means a lot to me and will always have a special place in my heart.
– Michelle Coss