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One of the first things you see when you enter my sister's home is a large curio cabinet with collectibles. Many of them are Precious Moments figurines and ornaments. She collected them for many years, and still receives some from time to time as gifts.
I haven't ever necessarily been a collector of Precious Moments but do have a couple pieces. I can see why they're popular and why people are so fond of the brand. And now I have a new Precious Moments figurine - "No Tears Past the Gate".
This Precious Moments figurine resonates heavily with me and is now one of my favorite decor pieces in my home. Made of bisque porcelain, it shows a girl standing at the gates of Heaven with a tear running down her face. An angel stands on the other side, and words scripted on the gate say "No More Tears".
As many of you know, my mother passed away in April and it's been very hard on me. She wasn't just my parent, she was also my best friend. I've cried so much and so hard that it physically hurts at
The "No More Tears" Precious Moments figurine doesn't necessarily take away the pain but it honestly helps remind me that my mother is now in Heaven. She has no more tears. She has no more pain. She's in a good place. It's me that's crying, not her. Seeing the figurine gives me an understanding of where she's at with her place in eternity.
Not only that, the figurine is very well crafted and quite adorable.
What techniques have helped you cope with grief?