i designed our new brave love necklace a few weeks ago,

but it’s taken on a new, deeper meaning for me

as we approach david’s open heart surgery.

i’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be brave.

it’s not about being fearless. it’s about facing difficult things

even when your knees are shaking and you want to run away.


i love that the heart is sweet and delicate.

isn’t that the heart of a mom?

tender but brave?




it’s not just mom’s who have to be brave.

we all face hard things.

and some days there isn’t anything particularly difficult going on,

i still want to curl up in my feather comforter and hide away from the world! ha!


the new brave love necklace

is a 1 1/4″ sterling disc strung from sterling chain

and sweetened with a freshwater pearl.

absolutely beautiful and filled with meaning!

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what are you facing (big or small) that requires brave love?