Scapular Medal

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Scapular Medal

This is my Grandpa’s Scapular medal. Grandpa gave it to me when he was dying of cancer. These are what he kept when he was in New Guinea he contracted malaria. He was really sick and he slept with these and they reminded him of his faith and protection while he was so ill. On his death bed he had them on his pillow case and my Grandma gave them to me. And now I do the same thing, I pin them to my pillow case when I’m suffering from my depression. It gives me comfort to think of him. They mean a lot to me because they have traveled all over the world. People can look at the special things that they have been given and attach meaning about the thought of keeping the faith and reflecting on their life. And even though there may be mistakes that people may think are not desirable that you can stick with your faith and your rituals. I think my Grandfather suffered from mental illness when he was in the service. That is how it ties him to me going through this. Find something that is meaningful to you and keep it in your wallet or pocket as a reminder to keep strong and faith from the love of your family and a higher power.