Christian Living

A Little Bit Of Hope

 

 

This post is sponsored by Uncommon Goods. The opinion expressed is mine alone. You can find my disclaimer here.

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Mother’s Day is less than week away and if your anything like The Hubby, it will catch him by surprise. (Honestly it happens every year with Father’s day for me.)  Like me, I am sure the gifts you cherish are the ones that have meaning.

When Uncommon Goods contacted me about featuring their products, I had only seen their advertisements. Online shopping is something that I do not do too often, (and when I do, it is mostly for Atypical items or cloth diapers). I quickly found out that this company is a privately-owned retailer that sells unique jewellery, designer décor, table top items and hand-crafted gifts.

One of the things that impressed me about this company is that in 2015, they received the Bizrate Platinum Circle of Excellence award, and half of what they sell is hand made.Lately I have been leaning towards hand made products when I get the chance.

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At first I was overwhelmed by their selection of products, but  then I got the idea to purchase something that would inspire me during the months of Lilly’s surgery and recovery.  I found this inspiration in the Love Brich Cuff made by Nancy Nelson. Instead of putting Lilly’s initials on, I put HOPE.

As I sat in the Stollery with Lilly during admission, I wondered if the bracelet was in. Just the idea of checking the mail to see if I had a present, brought me hope. Once we where home, the parcel arrived.

The bracelet surprised me. It was very well made, in fact so much so that I think A-man couldn’t break it if he tried! Also, it was lighter than I expected and it actually fits my wrist. (I have a tiny wrist and a lot of bracelets don’t fit me) Overall, I am impressed with the craftsmanship of this product.

Last Friday, I took Lilly to a sedated MRI. Lilly has been sedated in the past and this was her third MRI. This was my first MRI without The Hubby. Everything that morning went wrong. The kids fought with me getting out the door, then I accidentally left Lilly’s medical binder at home and had to turn around to get it.

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By the time I got to the city limits, I was a bundle of nerves. As I sat at a red light the sun brought my eye to the bracelet. Instantly I calmed down. I was reminded to have HOPE throughout the day. Each time I felt overwhelmed that day, I looked down at the bracelet and it brought a smile to my face.

I’d like to thank Uncomon Goods for introducing me to their products and bringing some HOPE into my life.

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