Thursday, June 21, 2012


A dear friend of mine created a necklace just for me and our little girl to help raise money to bring her home. She and I both know it was a tender mercy how it all came together. Thank you Kirstin! I wanted something that was personal to me but could also have meaning for anyone who wore it. Here is one of the personal meanings to the design of this "Bloom" necklace; From the very beginning of this journey I have always related to Mia Cox as being the one who planted the seed for this adoption. Irina, the first little girl who pricked my heart as being the one who watered the seed. And all those who are helping us bring her home are the rays of sunshine! Everyone who has contributed in one way or another has a part to play in Susan's life and because of it she will have a chance to bloom! We have all witnessed Mia Cox and many others who have blossomed and bloomed because they were given a chance. They have become the beautiful flowers that God intended them to be. I can't wait to see what our little petal will become! (Don't you just love the word petal? Our next door neighbor in England, Mr. Smith would always call me petal and I thought it was the cutest lil' term of endearment.) The other meaning to this "Bloom" necklace, one that we can all relate to is; "Bloom where you are planted." I found this lovely poem that explains exactly what this means. It reminds us that we are not here because of us, we are here because of Him and His needs. We are planted in different situations at different times to help us grow and become more like Him.

 Master Gardener, help me be
Content with where You’ve planted me;
You carefully place each seed you sow,
And choose the soil to make it grow,
A shady nook or sunlit plot,
A wooded glen or garden spot;
And when you send the storm and shower,
You give me strength and inner power;
All things come that You might be
Glorified, my God, in me;
And so I’ll lift my flowers high,
To cheer and bless each passerby;
And may they see within my face
The beauty of Your love and grace;
So help me, Lord, to ever be
Blooming where You planted me.

You can purchase one of these "Bloom" necklaces and help our Susan bloom! All proceeds will benefit our adoption. If you are interested and would like to purchase one please use the ChipIn donation button on this blog, then leave a comment that you purchased one with your information including mailing address and what color of bead charm you would like. I moderate all of my comments so I will not publish any personal info. Shipping is included and I will send them through the United States Postal Service. Extra shipping cost outside the US. Thank you so much!

Sterling silver, handstamped necklace with flower charm and colored bead charm. Bead charms come in pink, yellow or white. (Pink is shown.) Specify color when you order. I have received many compliments since I have been wearing mine. You will love it! It makes for a great gift too!


  1. I love the one I bought at the party on Saturday

    1. Awww! I am so happy you like it! They are beautiful! Thanks for coming on Sat. It was realy nice to meet you!

  2. Jodi, the necklace is beautiful and I love the premise!


    1. Thanks Kriste! Let me know when you would like one and I can get it to you!

  3. HI ,
    I would like to buy a necklace with a pink bead. You can ship it to my aunt in Lydnen WA, since I live in Canada.
    Trudy Pedlar 105 Liberty st .apt.C Lynden Wa. 98264