To Be Fearless

It was summer 2013 that I lost my mother to suicide. Left to raise my kid sister with my husband and one child of my own (two). Being only 22 I wasn't ready to lose my mother, let alone be a mother to two children. My future was frightening. I didn't know if I would be able to do it. I got my first "giving key" from a family member. It read "fearless". We stood outside on a hot summer day on the one year marking of my mothers absence, as she gave me the bracelet and a long speech about how fearless i have become over the last year an owl flew above our heads in the middle of the daytime and i knew my mom was present. When she gave me the key she also told me that it is my duty to pay it forward and give it to someone else. I didn't even have to think twice before i knew exactly who i was going to gift it to (though parting with it was extremely hard, I owed it to myself to at least fashion it for a few weeks lol), Alanna. Alanna is someone that i met through doing some charity work for The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention. Through meeting her I discovered that she lost her mother just a week after I lost mine and in the same way. We immediately bonded and became sisters. Soul sisters. I believe that people come into your life for a reason and exactly when you need it, and I can't thank you guys enough for the company you have created. It sounds silly that one simple piece of jewelry can bring people together and make them feel more connected than ever before. We bonded through our own tragedies and through your company we have bonded in the fact that we are BOTH fearless. Thank you for helping us realize that.