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Precious Pearls

As I reflect on my life and my accomplishments, by far the greatest is being a Mother.  My lifelong dreams included motherhood.  Having children is such an honorable responsibility and privilege.  It has truly been my highest joy. I have 3 adult daughters and I can tell you that these ladies are amazing young women.  They are honest, pure, innocent, loyal, loving, giving, talented and wholesome.  Who wouldn't want to have them as daughters?!  Meet Kyrsten (27), Kaitlyn (24) and Kourtney (23).

In honor of Motherhood, I posted a picture of our bass guitar string pearl bracelets. on FB and IG!  I am offering these this week so you can buy something meaningful and special for your mother.  The juxtaposition of sturdy rugged metal with delicate pearls seems fitting for Moms.  We are sturdy and steady, like a rock.  I know I have had to be this.  When my husband faced loss because of mental, friends, etc...I had to be a rock for my family.  I could never quit and so I became the steady leaning post for him and my girls.  You can read more of our story here.

But we aren't only steady and strong, we are delicate and fragile and I celebrate this quality in women.  I, for one, am the delicate blend of strong determination wrapped up in a delicate emotionally artistic, creative person. Ugh!!! Sigh!!! Sometimes it's frustrating and exhausting but I would not change me for anyone.  Instead, I am slowly, ever so slowly, learning to thank myself for being this way because I feel every emotion so strongly.  Like a river, the water runs deep.  The current of my emotions is strong and it makes me the passionate woman that I am.

Because of all these traits, I feel deep compassion when others hurt.  I cry when they cry.  I laugh when they laugh.  I am angry when they are wronged and justice is always close to my heart.  I am learning to appreciate my own blend of strength and delicacy.  I am apologizing less for my sensitive self and beginning to recognize what I offer those around me.

Not only are Mothers amazing, but pearls are as well. My close friend shared some incredible facts about pearls that I just have to share with you.  Pearls and opals are the only living gems.  They absorb the oil from your skin and stay hydrated.  That means they are taking in your DNA! There is literally a part of you in the pearls and that makes them the perfect heirloom to pass down. They are made of calcium carbonate, the same material as your teeth.  Diamonds and Emeralds can sit in a drawer and never fade, but pearls will dry and crack if they are not worn.

I don't know how this makes you feel, but for me, I believe more than ever that pearls are precious, and Mothers are precious.  They deserve to be celebrated.  If you are looking for that special gift for your Mom, then click this link to shop.


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