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July 11th | older posts

saturday special at the end of this post!!!

thank you for sharing your stories. and for being transparent. i read through the comments from the ‘bloom’ post with tears in my eyes and and a full heart.

i am so glad this blog is a source of encouragement to many of you. your comments and emails are such an encouragement to me! it seems impossible to chose one winner. i wish i could have lunch with each of you and give you a big hug and hear more of your story. how did you feel when you first got the news? how do you take those first steps after your world crashes down around you? when did the first inkling of joy break through the sorrow? we each have our own story, and it so amazing to connect with other people who have walked through unimaginable hurt and still have a song in their heart. the pain is still there, it will always be there, but the joy makes it bearable.

to be cut down, ripped apart and to BLOOM…that is a beautiful thing.

Beth, from brighton, Colorado is our winner. Here is her beautiful comment…

Hi Lisa,
This is beautiful and I LOVE your work!
My second son was born with multiple midline defects, and had some significant health issues as a little guy. After having a trach for 18 months, many many surgeries and years of therapy, he is a fully functioning, typical 10 year old now. Even though there are things that we need to watch him closely for, people would never know that trials that we have been through with him. He changed our viewpoint totally. When we realized that he was emerging from the seroiusness of his health issues, we decided to look into adopting a special needs child. We later adpoted a little girl (through the county court system) who has special needs, and silimar to our son, looks typical on the outside, although has lasting effects of severe neglect and FAS. My husband and I both never would have guessed that we would have adopted a child, let alone a child with special needs, nor had we ever intended to have a third child. Only God knows the plan, and we have been blessed to have been chosen to be a unique story in his plan. We just hang on for the ride and be ready for the next curve ball!
Thanks for your blog, I love it!!
Beth in Colorado

Email me your address Beth and we’ll get your necklace out! For the rest of you, here is a Saturday special…enter bloom at checkout and take $10 off your order.

8 Responses

  1. Pinkalicious says:

    Lisa,

    Thank you! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and being so transparent to us. I know I am inspired greatly by reading your blog. I am inspired by reading everyone’s stories on here. Thank you for being an outlet for us.

    AND Thank you for the special on the jewelry. I was going to order anyway, but it gave me that kick in the butt I needed. I can’t wait to get the Joy piece and the other one I ordered. I will show them off greatly…..I can’t wait to get them. Thank you for your great designs.

    Sara

  2. Denissa says:

    Hi Lisa!
    Likewise to the last comment, thanks for sharing your life with all of us. I simply was searching for “mommy tag” necklaces one day and found your blog. It was no accident…It is such a blessing to go to your blog and think “Wow, there is someone else feeling axactly the same as me today.” Or just to see your sweet little boys, and your beautiful smile.
    I would love to have lunch with you too :) or even better a really yummy coffee!!
    Thanks for the coupon, I was so excited to find the right one for me, or maybe two! LOL
    Denissa

  3. The Smith's says:

    Thanks for the “special” I just placed an order this week!(that was not for me) I cannot place an order for me right now, I’ll have to wait it out and see if there is a special later on. Thank you though, I think you picked the perfect winner!

  4. Cindy says:

    Lisa, did you know you can have your blog saved to a book? Check it out at blurb.com. When I discovered this I thought of you immediately. Yours is worth saving. Thanks for putting it out there, I enjoy your blog daily. (along with your jewelry~i have several pieces and will treat myself to more in the future.)
    hugs,
    cindy from fl.

  5. Laura and the family says:

    Lisa,

    Thank you for letting us to think about ourselves more. It opened our mind that we are not alone. The support out there, including the strangers were GREAT!

  6. a mom serving her 2 kids! says:

    Dang it! I was in the middle of reading your post yesterday and we lost our internet until noon today! Hope you’ll run a special again!

  7. Carol Beth says:

    I saw “Beth” and got my hopes up for a split second until I saw the location. (I go by Beth in “real life.”) Then I read her story and knew you’d made the right choice.

    Thank God for the love of parents. Congrats, Beth.

    Love your jewelry and your blog, Lisa!!

  8. Beth says:

    AAAGH!!
    I can’t believe it!
    You picked me?? ME???!
    Wow, Lisa, I am humbled-there are a lot of great stories out there! I have become such a blog addict (especially YOURS!), and I was trying to stay off my computer for at least a day, but I couldn’t help but check in this afternoon because you always have such awesome entries after the weekends!
    This is NOT what I was expecting:)
    You made me day-
    Beth in Brighton, Colorado

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