If you’ve ever lost something that had great sentimental value to you, you know the feeling. It’s a sinking feeling, a cross between heartbreak and worry. What will you ever do without your prized possession?
So you can imagine what Lyn Koch felt when she discovered she had lost a very special necklace made of a piece of sea glass.
Lyn and her husband Mike loved to travel the world together, and one thing they loved to do at each destination was collect sea glass. In 2013, while they were in Italy, Mike found an interesting piece of sea glass. Part of the piece was red, the color of Mike’s birthstone, and another part was blue, the color of the birthstone of their baby who they lost at birth.
They always planned on turning their collection into jewelry pieces, but never got around to it.
When the couple returned from their trip, Mike went to the doctor because he had been complaining about a pain in his leg that started prior to their Italy trip. The doctor revealed the stunning news that Mike had cancer. A few short months after they returned from their vacation, Mike passed away.
Lyn was devastated, but remembering back to the piece of sea glass her husband found while they were in Italy, she decided it was finally time to make some jewelry.
This necklace meant everything to Lyn.
About a year after her husband passed away, Lyn finally felt like it was time to travel again. However, on her return home she lost the treasured necklace at the Orlando airport. She contacted the airport several times inquiring if anyone had returned the necklace to the lost and found, but her efforts were unsuccessful. Eventually she turned to Facebook and posted several photos and a plea for help.
It has been one and a half years since Lyn first sent out a call for help.
Unfortunately the necklace has yet to be discovered, despite a story that hinted that the necklace may have ended up at a Goodwill in California. Although so much time has passed, Lyn is not giving up in the power of the Internet. As she writes, “Keep the Faith, it’s possible.”
For more information on the necklace, check out this local news report.
(H/T: Little Things)