Needless to say, the transition was a little rough.
I knew that Little Love's first day of school would be hard. And the first week would be even harder as she realized that she would have to face school on her own without any family members by her side. I wanted her to have a keepsake, a talisman of sorts, that would remind her that I love her and am praying for her while she is away.
It couldn't be a toy, because toys are too special if they get broken (plus, they were prohibited by the preschool). It had to be something she could easily see and understand.
Then I stumbled upon this wonderful post by Tie Dye Diva Patterns.
It reminded me of a Mizpah coin necklace that I had worn as a teenager, so I made my own version, incorporating Genesis 31:49. We talked about Jacob and Laban and why the place of Mizpah was significant. God watches over both of us, even when we cannot see each other.