When asked where I’m from, my response is immediate. Oklahoma. I wasn’t born here. I didn’t grow up here. I’ve lived less than one quarter of my entire life here. Truth be told, I didn’t even want to move here, but now it’s my home. And I’m showing my Oklahoma pride with my Oklahoma State Bar Pendant, a new design from Cents of Style.
It’s home because this is the one place I’ve lived the longest. My husband and I started our life together here. This is where I’ve struggled through some hard places that make up my story (but that’s another necklace). I’ve watched my children grow up in this state. In many ways, I’ve grown up here.
About a year after I moved to Oklahoma, my husband and I said “I do” and went about the business of blending a family with five kids at home and one already grown. All I know about marriage – all the successes and the failures, the heartache and joy – has been experienced in this state.
My family has struggled and striven together in this state. Through the trauma of broken homes and blended family. Through the confidence of unconditional love and new beginnings. The journey has been uphill and hard and many times we felt like quitting. The blessings have been many, we’ve become stronger and God has never left our side.
When we started this journey my kids were all tiny; now they’re almost grown. Five teenagers in high school. I’ve watched them all grow up here. I’ve watched them learn, experience, laugh, cry and grow. So far they’ve lived the majority of their lives in one place…..Oklahoma.
Which state holds a dear place in your heart?
We all feel connections to different places, different states. Maybe it’s because we were born there, or grew up there or traveled there. Wherever it is – there’s a state pendant necklace for that. In fact, there are two different designs!
I love this long, gold colored, double bar pendant with my favorite state engraved on one and the latitude and longitude of Oklahoma City (the state capital) etched on the other. And it layers nicely with the original shaped State Pendants from Cents of Style.
These state pendant necklaces are perfect worn alone or absolutely gorgeous layered and stacked together. They make wonderful gifts too!
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Cents of Style and pick your favorite state.