A fantastic article by Julee from Mommy's Memorandum. Click here for the original post.
Life Pearls is a unique concept for a new mother.
I remember being a new mother. The anticipation of the baby’s arrival. The fear of my new role as a mommy. The dreams I had for my child. Choosing a name, that was the perfect first gift from me.
I met motherhood on November 3, 1989, at 12:51 am. After a three hour and twenty-eight minute labor, I welcomed a son. He weighed 6-pounds 7-ounces. He had beautiful dark brown hair and cherub cheeks. I named him Jacob–after my great-great grandfather.
My oldest, Jacob was the child with colic.
He was the baby that changed my world.
There were firsts. Firsts smile. First steps. First words. First day of school. Firsts that came rapidly and the only child that still paves the way of firsts…first child to drive. First child to date. First child to graduate. The first child to leave home. First child to….
Here we are his first Easter, in his grandma’s backyard, searching for plastic Easter eggs.
I cried for two years when he learned to drive. Every time I saw him behind the wheel of a car my heart swelled with pride and fear and so many emotions.
It’s true what they say, children really do grow up too fast. Each moment shared with your child is unique, and must be cherished.
Each Life Pearls contains exactly 936 pearls.
This is the beauty of Life Pearls.
And while you’re celebrating the weekly milestones of your child with Life Pearls, they donate 50-percent of all profits to charities that make a true difference in the lives of single mothers and orphaned children. Visit lifepearls.com/charity for a list of organizations.
Jacob is 26 and it seems to have been a journey that happened overnight. Those 936 weeks will go faster than you want to believe. Life Pearls is a great reminder of the love found between a mother and her child.