Thursday, August 23, 2007

Adoption bracelet

For a while I have been trying to find a bracelet or pendant I can wear that somehow symbolizes our 'wait'. Pregnant women have their bodies, and since I will never have that, and I'm a visual kind of girl, I wanted something that is special for our adoption. A few weeks ago I tied a red string around my wrist (which is still in one piece and has been a great comfort :), but I thought it would be nice to have a piece that we could have as a keepsake; something tangible I can give to our child to show how much we were thinking of him or her.

Last week via-via my Etsy site, I came across a wonderful Dutch jewelry designer who lives in Germany. Her shop is called Dindi and her work is lovely. After emailing back and forth, she came up with a design incorporating a little mantra that I like and say at least a few gazillion times per day. She is mailing it tomorrow, so hopefully it will arrive by the weekend. A little positive light since I'm having an Endometriosis flare up and am popping painkillers. The good news in regard to that is the new treatment I started in May seems to be keeping these episodes at bay for at least 3 months at a time. It's been a weight off for Hans as well as myself, and for that I feel blessed! Click the image below for a closer look:

9 comments:

Laurie said...

Love it! Need a US distributor?? I'm serious. These things could sell like hotcakes, especially if you found an indisputably good adoption cause to donate a portion of the proceeds.

Kerry said...

I'm sure the woman who makes them would *love* it. If you go to her site (in the post- dindi) you can contact her that way. She's really sweet.

Madelyn said...

WOW!Honey, I cannot believe it! Over 30 yrs. ago I made a plaque for Auntie Patty and Michael with the entire adoption poem on it (the last line is on your bracelet). Just purchased the materials to start yours. Ofcourse, it will bear a photo and the name of our little one. Well, it won't be a surprise, but you won't see it until the baby arrives. I love you. MUM XOXO

Laurence said...

That's really beautiful, a wonderful symbol and keepsake.

Heather Field said...

I want one!!! Glad to see you find such neat things to keep you busy! Hope all is going well. Keep smiling, it WILL happen in HIS time!

Carrie said...

Gorgeous. I love both the thought / phrase as the authentic feel of the metal. What a lovely way to represent your wait.

Jenna and Ed said...

Love the bracelet! It's beautiful...if she makes more or is interested in selling more, I'd love one too!!!!

Jo said...

Love it.

Julie said...

I love that bracelet!! The blanket you are making is beautiful too. I hope you get your letter from the CIS this week!