Relationship: Child of im/migrant

This necklace was given to me by my father when I was about three years old, I’ve had it nearly my whole life. Engraved is an image of the Virgen de Guadalupe which is very significant in Mexican culture. My father’s journey here was not easy and I value this necklace even more because he gave me a little of his culture with it. Anytime I see it, I am reminded of that side of my family, although I’ve never met them. It symbolizes my background and how important it is to me. I have never had the chance to see the place he came from and grew up in, which makes it important to me to have some connection to it. It is also meant to protect me and bless me when I need it because we believe in the Virgen de Guadalupe. I know I will have it forever to remind me of where I come from.

Place(s): Mexico

– Vanessa

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