Many years ago while at a Writers Conference in Asheville NC, I sat in a workshop on jewelry/greeting card design and as my creative wheels were turning I doodled the design you see in the picture. During that season in my life, I served on the Board of Directors of our local Pregnancy Care Center, and was very aware of the heartache of Post Abortion Syndrome. I also learned a truth about the pain of miscarriage – so often when a baby is miscarried, people comment, “Well, it was probably for the best.” I learned that is an unfeeling remark farthest from the reality of the family losing the baby.
All these points were on my heart as my pencil doodled the word HOPE, with a three-month unborn baby tucked inside the “O”. Over the next year I had the necklace made, in China. A lot of them! However, to my dismay the quality of metal was poor and they quickly tarnished. Then, for several years my idea just sat dormant – until I met a creative and PRO-LIFE jeweler in South Dakota! Four months later, I have a beautiful Sterling Silver, 18″ chain, necklace to make available to those who are interested. Each necklace comes with a small insert and an attractive gift box. The necklace sells for $49.95, with free shipping. A portion of every sale will be donated to a Pro-Life Cause.
The following is from the insert:
My little baby, so tiny and small
Never on earth, “Mommy”, will call.
Little hands for me won’t grope,
In heaven, I’ll hold,
Is my Blessed Hope.
Have you or someone close to you suffered the loss of an unborn baby? It is our hope and desire that this piece of jewelry will be significant in the healing journey that God desires to walk you through. HOPE. Get alone with God and ask Him to give you a glimpse of your child. Women who have suffered loss due to miscarriage and women who have been healed from past abortions report there have been times when God showed them their little one. Write a letter or a poem to your child in order to release your feelings. Find a memorial garden in your community for some moments of reflection. Look into the “fields of heaven” for your precious little one. Wear this necklace as a symbol of the Hope God gives us in His Word, the Bible… Do you want to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you will see your baby someday? Pray this simple prayer from your heart: “Dear God, I know I am in need of Jesus in my life. I believe that He is Your Son and that He died on the cross to bear my sin and shame. I believe that He was buried and that He rose from the grave and lives today with You in heaven. I believe Jesus will come back one day so those who believe in Him can live with Him forever in Heaven. Please come into my heart and my life – I ask You to be my Savior and Lord. Amen”
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