I’d loved her name ever since I was a young girl…
…so romantic. So lovely. So very, very long ago….
Just a name on my pedigree chart. My fourth great-grandmother. Never an image to go with that beautiful name.
While going through Ancestry.com for more information on the names I loved, a face emerged—a beautifully hand-painted face.
My heart stopped…
Could it really be her?
“Portrait painted for locket”, were the words written under her portrait. The image was small, but perfect—and I was thrilled beyond belief!
And just to make sure that I never, ever lost Sarah Lavinia again--
I put her in a locket of my very own.
Found. Found and loved….
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