I sat in a shady spot, holding the cross in the palm of my hands. I concentrated on it until it grew hazy and I felt dizzy. I infused it with power, wisdom, and protection. I said a few prayers and before long, the necklace was shining a pale white light.
* * * *
Dawn and Tara were busy in the kitchen.
"Dawnie, you need to be out the door in 10 minutes!" I yelled. I knew she would have wanted to be there when Sam gets the necklace, but Tara and I both had to work this afternoon and we wanted her to have it as soon as possible.
"Did you pack some carrot sticks with your lunch? Not just cookies?" I ask, trying not to nag too much.