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Disclaimer – This is a sponsored post and giveaway brought to you by Gemma Gray. All opinions are 100% my own.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday. You ready?! I gotta buy one more box of Kleenex 🙂
It’s hard for me to really express all I am feeling right now. I don’t know if other mama’s understand or if I just feel too much…but for me, becoming a mother to a tiny perfect human was terrifying and exhilarating and beautiful all at the same time. I was taught by my first babe how to truly love, how to sacrifice, how to be afraid, how to devote myself to a cause, how to forgive myself….all those things and so much more. And I have the scars to show for it….real flesh wounds that have healed over and now remind me of my little guys….the c-section scar from my first day of motherhood, a scratch near my eye from little fingers exploring my face while nursing, one on my ankle from being accidentally hit by a two year old on a Power Wheels, a burn mark on my wrist from saving a little hand from a hot exhaust…the list goes on and on. And I love those scars. We moms proudly wear those physical and emotional warrior marks. We shout our love from the sidelines of baseball fields and laugh at silly preschool jokes and celebrate successful toddler bathroom visits. Our journey is not one that is just about us and what we want but about self-sacrificing love. And that is why I wanted to celebrate this coming Mother’s day in a really special way.
Gemma Gray is a company that makes jewels….gorgeous and simple jewelry from high quality materials….and I knew immediately I would love their items. They sent me a email and asked me if I wanted to make something….I did….a pair of beautiful smoky quartz earrings that I could wear everyday. And then I went back for more. I took out my debit card and customized something else…something I wanted to give myself with hard earned money….a ring.
It’s simple and modest and will never go out of style. It’s a stackable gold ring with a diamond in the center. April is the month I became a mom and diamonds are April’s birth stones so it is a constant reminder of that time in my life….a time of transition…the time when my whole life changed.
I usually wear my wedding and engagement rings but unfortunately my hands get too swollen so I don’t wear it for the third trimester….for now, I wear only this new Mother’s Day ring and another simple gold band. The one on my right hand was my grandmother’s wedding ring….a simple unadorned circle of gold….it reminds me of her and the day I realized I wanted a family. I was able to customize the Gemma Gray ring based on her simple beauty. It’s like chapters in my book….the preface and the beginning of my story into motherhood….connecting the old and the new…the loves of my life….the generation gone by and the generation after me…it’s truly a reflection of our family in a simple and beautiful way….something I can carry with me and always hold near.
Jeremy saw the purchase and asked why I didn’t just ask him to buy it for me. The answer was simple….I didn’t want to wait! This journey has already begun!
The earrings arrived and I am thrilled to show you how they turned out. They remind me of Will and his sparkly brown eyes. He always asks if he can go to the doctor’s and have them paint his eyes blue (Jeremy and Weston and LJ all have blue eyes)….and I always tell him that it would make me so sad to not see his big beautiful brown eyes. Slowly but surely, he is realizing that his eyes are beautiful….something a mama will always know 🙂
(Just so you know….I’m totally sobbing right now just thinking about these little reminders of my babies and how much I love them. It’s amazing how a little gem can stir up so much emotion!)
I think that is the reason I love this company so much…they allow you to customize it. You get to tell a story with each jewel. I can get exactly what I want that MEANS something to me…not just a cheap item that has no personal value. I can get something handcrafted…made of precious metals and gemstones….nothing fake or made in some factory overseas…something with a story….something I can pass down one day and be proud of. And the prices are fair….it’s not crazy expensive like you would think….totally affordable especially considering you could wear these every day.
I am really excited that two readers today will be able to win a credit to start telling their own story or giving that perfect gift to someone who is a big part of their journey. Besides…I need to go get that Kleenex now 🙂
Here’s how to enter:
- PRIZE: (1) $200 online credit to Gemma Gray
- NUMBER OF WINNERS : (2) TWO
- TO ENTER : Go to Gemma Gray and tell me what you would choose….a stamped bar necklace or a gem disc bracelet or maybe a stackable ring like me. Come back and tell me what it is….what that story is….celebrating an event or a person or maybe just because you deserve something beautiful! I wanna know!
- ADDITIONAL INFO:
- Gemma Gray features real precious metals (sterling silver, 14K gold and 14K yellow gold)….not plated or dipped
- Gemma Gray features over 20 genuine gemstones perfect for stacking and adding a bold piece of color
- Each piece is made to order by craftsmen in New York, customized by you
- Each purchase has an 101-day return policy, 1-year warranty, highest quality materials, meticulous attention to detail and acclaimed customer service
- PRIZE SHIPS : U.S.
- NITTY GRITTY : This giveaway closes on Friday, May 15th at 11:59pm EDT. Only one contest entry per email address. The winner must register their email address and will be chosen using Random.org and will be announced in an update to this post the following Friday morning. We will email the winner directly, so please make sure you use your regularly checked email address.
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