Ummm hmmmm I know THAT's right!
So, at this art retreat, we learned to make stamped jewelry. We chose crosses, obviously, to represent Faith. But we encouraged each participant to use whatever word they felt appropriate to symbolize what they needed in this moment in their lives.
Dont' I KNOW that to be true?! When Jake was diagnosed, we had an unshakable faith. If you were following his caringbridge page, you know we were steadfast in our belief in his healing. And when I tell you we never uttered the word, "die" amongst ourselves, I speak the truth. He was sent home on hospice, and we STILL never said it. It would've been contradictory to our mission of "BELIEVE"!!
You know THATs right, too!
Some people chose to do a bracelet, some a necklace, and some chose chain vs ribbon. Some added a little extra with a dangly pearl or stone. I loved everyone's creativity.