Any mother will tell you… motherhood is hard. It is beautiful, it is wonderful, it is amazing, it is life-changing… but it is hard. It will challenge you, it will break you, it will exhaust you, it will make you want to pull out your hair. But despite how hard it is, it is oh-so-wonderful. There are times when I ask myself if I can do this. There are times when I question if I was cut out for this. There are times when I think, “There’s no way I’m going to make it another day.” But then that moment happens. That moment when your babies are in your lap and you’re reading to them and they’re holding hands. The moment when they smile at you. The moment when you watch them sleep so peacefully. The moment when they crawl for the first time or take their first steps. Those amazing moments make every single one of the tough moments worth every last second. I have found over the last few years, but especially over the last few months, how important it is to hold onto those good days and how important it is to hold on to the happy times and “easy” moments. I also like having visual reminders around me to help me focus on the happy times when the happy times just seem so far away. That’s why our home is filled with family mementos, kids artwork, and tons and tons of pictures. I have quotes and scripture verses all over my office to help motivate me and keep me focused. And I love wearing things, especially jewelry, that have special, personal, and unique meaning to me. I love being able to look down at a necklace or a bracelet or a ring and smile because I know the heart behind that seemingly “superficial” piece of jewelry. Those little things mean the world to me! After Amos was born, I learned about Endless Jewelry. Endless Jewelry is a company that is all about sharing positivity, authenticity, and celebrating our own unique style, colors, stories, and lives. They are full of beautiful, customizable leather wrap bracelets and necklaces that you can add on your own charms to make the pieces really unique. They have hundreds (if not THOUSANDS!) of different charms to choose from… so many that you can really pick from to make your own story!
I chose bracelets charms from the exclusive Jennifer Lopez Collection (SO many beautiful ones to choose from!) Charms like Lilly and Amos’s birthstones to remind me of my kiddos, a horseshoe to remind me of my wedding day, a cross to remind me of my faith, and a few more that hold a special place in my heart. It might seem silly to think that something like a bracelet can really shift my perspective… but it really can! Sometimes I love to just look down and think about all the wonderful blessings in my life and remember what really matters and what is really important.
You can shop the Endless Jewelry collection online, but they also have a Store Locator where you can find a place near you that carries the line. And, as something fun, you can enter an awesome giveaway for a trip for two to the Jennifer Lopez “All I Have” show in Las Vegas. Hotel, travel… all paid for! Go check it out! You Could Win a Trip for Two – JLO’s “All I Have” Show
What about you? What little reminders are important to you? Are you a personalized jewelry type of person? Or something different?