Today a sweet Christmas memory from my mom's life is featured in the LDS Church News.
She tells of a cherished gift received in her teen years by her father (my grandpa Melvin Leo Schwartz): the gift of a silver bell on a necklace.
Mom relates this story to the lasting gifts of example given by her father. She reaffirms the grand message of Christmas: that the Savior's matchless life is the greatest gift given.
I remember my mom wearing this necklace, especially at Christmastime. I love hearing this story, and others, of my grandpa, who I never met. Though there is great power in the spoken word, I cherish that this experience is now a written record in our family history.
If you would like, you can read more here.