Thanks to technology and social media, you can usually reach anyone, about anything, anywhere on the planet, almost instantly. Sometimes this can mean the world, and that’s certainly the case for a Worthington woman who lost a priceless part of her world last week.
Holli Finke of Worthington was at Mt. Rushmore last Thursday when the unthinkable happened.
“It was heartbeaking because I really haven’t had it that long, but it’s an extremely special piece for me, with Cody being gone, it’s something that I, his writing, his thumbprint that I can still have of him,” Finke said.
The necklace reads “I love you Holli Love Cody” and has his finger print. Her husband Cody passed away in March from brain cancer at age 36. They were married for nearly 12 years, and have three kids.
With the necklace gone, she took to Facebook.
“I just thought, what can it hurt, you know, what can, I’m just going to put it out there, and see if I can get friends of friends to share, and see if something would happen, initially I had no idea that it would get this big, and kind of blow up into almost 7,000 shares,” Finke said.
A lady who lives in Montana was also at Mt. Rushmore that day, and found the necklace. She sent Finke a picture.
“I’m just so grateful that she was willing to do a search and kind of reach out and do that, get a hold of me and contact me,” Finke said.
For Finke, the feeling of soon having this back is indescribable.
“I’m extremely grateful,” Finke said. “It’s definitely a God thing, you know. I prayed to God, I prayed to Cody, that somehow this would get back to me. So many people out there were sharing and praying for me and sending such kind messages.”
Now the necklace is on its way back to where it belongs.
“There is no value, I mean it’s a priceless, priceless piece,” Finke said.
Finke hopes to have the necklace back in a few days.