In the fall of 2019, l lost her beloved dog for almost 17 years. I decided to head to Florida to visit her parents for the holiday.
Being a lover of all things water, I wanted to spend Christmas at the water. It was unseasonably cold but in sweatshirts and sweatpants and a winter coat and flip flops I waded into the water.
I was told this beach, Ft De Soto had whole sand dollars. Never having found one I wanted to! In a grief bubble I walked up and down this gorgeous beach and couldn’t find any. I looked out in the gorgeous ocean wave sand prayed I’d find one. That maybe if I did it would be a a sign from my beloved that she was with me.
I then found one, then another and another. It was only a quick trip for a few days but I kept thinking about these sand dollars and how beautiful they were. In March I went down and had to go to this gorgeous beach again. Then I went back for almost 2 weeks and found even more.
I never ever take them alive. Ever. I even spend time taking ones alive that wash up and put them back in the water. If they do break before I get them home and cleaned I take them back to the ocean.
I wanted everyone to see the beauty that a sand dollar holds so I turned them into beautiful artist decorations and jewelry.
Each one tells a story, and a beautiful sea creature can live on bring love, luck, and serenity to all who receive one.
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