Almost one year ago I wrote this post. I had received a simple, yet thoughtful, braided red bracelet from Jenny.
This bracelet is the color of a pomegranate, which has long been a symbol for fertility. It's worn on your right wrist and is to help connect you with other wearers of the bracelet.
Have you ever seen motorcyclists wave to one another? Bus drivers? Accepted as a member of a mutual club, without even having to know one another? The same idea applies here. If you saw another woman in line at the grocery store, a knowing sympathetic glance could be shared and you wouldn't have to explain yourself, you would just be understood. Mutual struggles and appreciation for the tough road.
Please take a moment to visit the Stirrup Queens and read about The History of Infertility's Common Thread.
Last week my bracelet wore out. Honestly, I'm surprised it lasted the 11 months that it did. A real testimonial to the quality of Jenny's craftsmanship! Before I sit down to make myself a new one, I thought I would extend the offer to you as well. If you are interested in sporting one of these bracelets, I would love to make you one. An everyone's-a-winner of a giveaway. Simply email me your address and I will get one in the mail for you!
It's a crappy club we all belong to. No one wants to be a member, but here we are. If there is a way to show support to others out there suffering along with me, even through simply wearing a pomegranate colored bit of braided string, I'm going to do it. If that means making bracelets for all of you lovelies too? Done.
Send me an email, I'll send you a bracelet.