If things had gone the way I hoped they would, I wouldn't have been broken into a thousand pieces 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 again. And yet I am grateful for the hardships because they've kept me dependent on God's power, and they have showed me 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘦r again that He is ALWAYS faithful. ⁣

I shouldn't have survived my brain aneurysm rupture, and the days of bleeding that followed. And I shouldn't be walking around today with no deficits.  I have been overwhelmed again by God's grace, the power of prayer, and by the outpouring of love and support by so many. ⁣

It was hard  to imagine how any good could come from this, but I'm starting to see it now. In my weakness, He showed me my worth, and the amazing support system I didn't know I had. ⁣ 

He taught me about humility, compassion, kindness, gratitude, marriage, friendships, faithfulness and REST. He strengthened my reliance on Him, and He showed me deep love and true joy. My husband! My kids! (No catheter!🤣)

My  jewelry is about choosing hope and gratitude in the midst of hardships, and trusting that all things are for good. As I’ve gotten older, the trials have gotten harder, but my faith has anchored me and helped me get to better days. Thank you for supporting & believing in my work through the it all. 

I'm moving a little slower these days, but I believe there are good things yet to come!! I hope you'll stick around!!


Photo by Carography Studios on Nov. 16, 2019
2 weeks after I got home from the hospital


"Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us." - Romans 3:3-5⁣