Hello dears. I want to begin this post with a question: Have you ever wished you had a tiny little keepsake with which to capture a certain memorable time in your life? I’ll answer the question myself by saying that I certainly have, especially if that little keepsake could be a silver locket. Even as a little girl, and mind you I was quite the hopeless romantic around our house, I actually took off the tiny little gold locket that hung around my my American girl doll Samantha’s neck and strung it on a lengthier golden thread to hang around my own neck! I never put anything in the tiny trinket since nothing would fit (it was the size of a large pea), but still, I see it now as an act to appease a girlish fancy I had inside to have a REAL locket of my own.
Twelve years after the fact, my girlhood desire has at last been realized, thanks to our beloved advertiser, Alexis of Meadow & Fawn, who graciously let me review one of her shop items for this month. It was with great delight I discovered her charming assortment of vintage lockets. I immediately fell back twelve years remembering my girlish wish. I couldn’t pass up the chance! I just couldn’t, especially when I found the beauty I am wearing in this post! And now it is your turn to discover the lovely charms of my “silver memories” locket…
Picking out this locket had a two-fold purpose: one was for the sake of finally possessing such a sweet ornament, but the second was for a more important reason. With the great change (the girls injured voices) that has taken place with our girls singing career, I felt a purely feminine urge to want to commemorate in my own mind this very peculiar time the girls and I are going through with our singing.* We are learning how to orient our days in such a way that fills up the time we used to spend practicing and preparing for new gigs. It is quite strange, because on the one hand, it is a lovely break from the normal schedule for this time of year, but on the other I still feel the need to be learning nothing but 1940s Christmas tunes. But with the girls on vocal rest, our “Christmas Season” is just not happening. And out of the three of us, I think it safe to say that I shall miss this part of the season the most. The girls love to sing Christmas songs, it’s true, but they become more easily tired of the carols and cheery tunes we have to practice day after day, before I ever do. And so, with all of this in mind, my new silver memories locket will help me to remember this time in which our voices remained silent and still for the duration of the glorious Christmas season.
Not wanting to sign off on a sad note (no pun intended) I ought to let you all know that it is with much hope that we three look forward to a brand new year of singing. Already 2016 is looking like we are going to have a pretty humdinger of a time with our career! No, there are probably not going to be nearly as many commitments, but the gigs that we do pick up, and already are scheduling for the new year are going to be big! I am so excited to see what the Lord has in store for The Boyer Sisters trio, and I can’t wait to share this next season of our lives with all of you!
Do you possess a (silver) locket?
Have shared my dream of wanting one?
How do you remember special seasons of your life?
Blessings to you all!
Jessica, the Eldest Sister & Singer
*Brigid and Charlotte are able to talk and sing a little bit around the house. They went to see an ENT doctor this past week, and he recommended that they get a vocal scope done, as well as recommending that they not sing for more than an hour at a time. Thus we are still in limbo to figure out what the next steps are going to be to get the girls’ voices back in shape. Keep us in your prayers. 🙂