Tuesday, December 1, 2009

hope

I've mentioned a few times that I have some truly wonderful friends in "real life" that have been extremely supportive of my journey.

Back in late October, Mic over at IF Crossroads posted that she had purchased a pomegranate bracelet as a good luck charm for her upcoming IVF cycle (which worked, by the way! Go wish her congrats!). For those of you who don't know, pomegranate is the symbol of infertility. As I admired Mic's bracelet, I thought, "What a good idea!" and decided to search for one of my own. For me it would not only serve as a good luck charm, but a constant reminder of who I am and what I needed to overcome.

After a few weeks of searching, I found a few bracelets I liked, but none that jumped out at me. So I asked a good friend, Hayley, to make one for me. I already knew Hayley made fabulous jewelry, but I was so happy when I recieved my bracelet last week, just one day after IUI#2.

The "hope" charm is so appropriate. Now, every time I look down at my wrist, it's a reminder that I need to keep the hope and that people have hope for me. Thank you, Hayley, for being a great friend and for making me this bracelet. It means a lot to me! And thank you, Mic, for giving me the idea. :) I'm so happy for you. You're an inspiration to all of us still waiting for our BFP to never give up.

14 comments:

Hayley said...

I love you girl! I'll be with you through the whole journey (and I hope it's a short one! ;)

I'm happy/honored you asked me!

A said...

That is a gorgeous bracelet! I might have to add it to my Christmas wish list :)

Katie said...

So perfect! I love it!! :-)

Jin said...

Oh, I love it! I've been rockin the embroidery thread for a few weeks now in friendship bracelet style, and it needs to be a little more durable, lol. I'm gonna make a beaded one similar to yours at some point.

Katie said...

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I love the bracelet! It's perfect!!

Katie said...

Oops....I guess I'll just over-comment on this post! :-)

Sorry!

A baby for Al? said...

Very cool idea and beautiful bracelet. I might just have to ask my momma to make me one

Bean stalk ballads said...

this is a beautiful post and a beautiful bracelet...

Kelly said...

I love the post and the bracelet. I need to get one for myself!

nicolemarie said...

What a beautiful idea! I love it.

ifcrossroads said...

Thank you Katie :)(((hugs))))

I really love the bracelet ... it's absolutely beautiful :) :) Hayley - you did an amazing job!

JC said...

Beautiful!!!

Erin said...

I love the bracelet! My friend made me a similar bracelet with a charm that says "Believe". She gave it to me right before my surgery, and I love wearing it.

2catdaughters said...

I love it!