As a mostly online brand, getting to meet the people and stories behind the precious pieces at our MECCA Impression appointments is so special and it is not lost on us that we are trusted with the honour of making pieces that are often deeply personal and sentimental.
We recently had Maja and her mum Magda visit us in store at MECCA to make some incredibly precious keepsakes for the each other before Magda moved to Poland, and we loved learning a little more about their story.
Whose print is on your impression piece and why is it special to you?
I have my mum, Magda’s, and she has mine. The reason why this is so special to me is no matter where we are in the world I will always have a piece of my mum with me.
How did you find the Impression experience at MECCA?
My experience with MECCA was phenomenal. Before the offical consultation I had gone in to enquire when the next lot of appointments would be released I was greeted by such a beautiful lady who provided me all the information on the process. As myself and my mum returned back a few months after our first initial consultation we were greeted once again by the same lady who remembered myself and my mum and the story as to why we are doing our impressions and it made the experience a whole lot more special having her there and a part of the journey!
Can you tell us a little more about your relationship with your mum?
My relationship with my mum is like no other. Our bond has never been stronger and that is due to some unforeseen circumstances that have led us to be where we are in life right now. She not only is my mum but she truly is my best friend. We laugh together, travel together, dance together, cry together but most importantly have each other at the end of the day no matter where we are in the world.
I moved to Sydney alone at the end of 2021, and making this brave and courageous move was so difficult but so worth it at the same time. We made a commitment to each other that we would see each other on a monthly basis - and that we did. I would either fly to Melbourne or mum would fly to Sydney. Goodbyes were never easy but we knew that in a months time we would be reunited again and be able to create some lifelong memories that would last forever.
What is the biggest lesson in life your mum has taught you?
The biggest lesson my mum has taught me in life is that you are capable of anything. My mum is not only my absolute super woman but her aura is so infectious anyone who knows Magda knows how much love, strength and determination she has within herself to give to those around her. She has the kindest and largest heart and would always put others before her own needs - that’s the type of woman she is. The sacrifices she has had to make in her life to be where she is right now is so admirable and I’m so grateful to call her my mum. To be in her 60’s and to make a life changing decision to move back to Poland after living here in Australia for 27 years is something I can’t even explain in words but to just say how immensely proud I am for her to show me that you don’t need to settle for anything less and that I am capable of anything.
What was the most difficult part about your mum moving back to Poland?
The most difficult part was having to farewell my mum at the airport and knowing she wasn’t coming back permanently. The months, weeks, days leading up to the final day made me realise how much of an influence my mum has in my life and I will never take another day for granted. Knowing that we might not spend every birthday, every Easter, every Christmas, every new years together and any other special occasion is also something I’m learning to accept and it won’t be easy but I know with time as with anything we will learn to adjust and create our own unique memories from it.
I knew this was the right decision for her to return back to her home after everything that has happened here in Australia. It wasn’t going to be easy for the two of us knowing that we didn’t have the flexibility to jump on an hour flight and see each other so regularly - but FaceTime soon became our best friend, thank goodness for technology! I have also made a commitment to visit her at least once a year and I’d love to be able to do it more regularly if I’m in a position to do so. We might be on opposite sides of the world but I forever will have a piece of my mum with me at all times.