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My second child and our first daughter, Camille, died and was born on June, 30 2011 when I was full term at 38 weeks pregnant. I gave birth to my rainbow baby, a second daughter, on August 31, 2012. This is me trying to figure out how to be a mother to my living son and daughter and function in society after our tragic loss.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hope In The Form Of Jewelry

After reading Brooke's post entitled "Sparkle" I thought I would post about my jewelry. After Camille died I visited a website called Lisa Leondard Designs and saw a necklace, that I knew if I ever were to be lucky enough to get pregnant again, I would want to purchase. When I went back to purchase the necklace it was no longer available. So I contacted them and they said they could make the necklace for me as a special order (how super awesome yeah?). I was so pleased. It has a small piece of one of my favorite poems by Emily Dickinson on it which states: "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul". It also has a pearl on it which is Camille's birth stone (stone? jewel? animal biproduct?). I wanted a tangible item that was close to my heart that would remind me to have hope, not just me telling myself to breathe over and over again. I really just love it.

Here is a photo of the necklace:

Here is the poem in entirety:

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
   ~Emily Dickinson


  1. Beautiful necklace! I love that poem also.

  2. I love this song. I get to teach it to teenagers actually. : ) They of course don't realize its special meaning for me.

  3. Lovely... such a special momento for you and beautiful words xoxo

  4. Really really beautiful - both the poem and the necklace!

  5. Hope has so much more meaning to me than it ever has been before! I love this poem, I have not heard it before! Thank you for sharing! Also congrats on a healthy baby girl that contiunes to grow inside you! We can get through this with HOPE! xoxoxo

  6. Your necklace is beautiful. I adore it. And a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing both of them.


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