Jan 15, 2011

Baby Bling - sort of...not really...

I've written about my love of Lisa Leonard before - and have known since the day I found out I was pregnant for months that I wanted a necklace with our sweet baby's name on it.  After we finalized his name, I had a hard time choosing which necklace.  There is a SUPER sweet one with a charm that has two little feet that was a top contender, and then I thought about the classic round because I love my first LL necklace so much... but I have two other round LL necklaces (one pictured in the first link above) and the heart strings one that Chandler gave me last Valentine's day.  I love them both - but decided that I wanted something a little different for OP.
I thought about the heart and this circle, but I ended up going with the dew drop.
I LOVE the way it turned out!  I knew we wouldn't be using his birthdate and wanted something special on the back so we decided to go with a Bible verse.  There were several that came to mind but after going through my Bible and looking through some that I'd underlined, I found the perfect one.

2 Corinthians 9:15 -->  Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 

We are so fortunate to have been blessed with the ability to have a baby.  I know what a gift that is in and of itself and we are so grateful to have had a healthy pregnancy and so far, healthy baby... as soon as I saw this verse and read it to Chan, we both agreed it was the one.  

There were several others that were similar, but we chose this one because in context, Paul is explaining the importance of giving to the people of Corinth.  There are so many Bible verses that are wonderful alone, but in context, don't seem as great - so I tend to read an entire chapter to pull out what's going on before I really love a verse on its own.  If OP learns nothing else, I want him to understand the importance of giving and kindness - and not just giving, but cheerful giving...giving from the heart.  The same giving that Paul references in chapter 9.  


pippasmum said...

This is lovely, both the necklace and the verse. I love Lisa Leonard's stuff - when Iain was born, that was my special treat - I bought her family tree necklace and I wear it proudly every day.
Your choice of verse for OP is wonderful and creates such a great legacy for him. I have to admit that while I have a couple in mind for Iain, I still haven't come to the one that feels right yet.

GinH said...

thanks sarah! the verse i chose for his baby be blessed lion and his 'life' verse is 1 cor. 16:13-14 (be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong. do everything in love.) - it encompassed everything i hope for him.

the family tree necklace is soooo pretty! maybe when we are done i can order one! i was able to use a gift certificate from my sister that she gave me for my birthday last year on this necklace - perfect gift :)

pippasmum said...

Oh, silly me, I thought this was his life verse. I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you chose! I might have to snag that for Iain, too, if you don't mind. There was something from Isaiah that I was pondering but it was a bit ... challenging and I wanted something challenging but positive at the same time.
There are a few Lisa Leonard things I would love to have! We are fairly sure we are finished so it seemed the right time for the family tree.

GinH said...

absolutely use it for iain! i love it for a boy's verse. joshua 1:9 is similar too...a little different. i went back and forth between the two, but ultimately liked this one better b/c of the ending... and joshua started with another sentence.

Jill Foley said...

Love it - it's making me think I want one. Love the verse, too!

I never chose verses for my girls, but there are verses that were referenced when we chose their names. I should look them up and memorize them this year...even have the girls memorize their verses. I'm going to go look it up right now!

GinH said...

Go for it Jill! Sign up for her newsletter and get 15% off - I always wait for a coupon to order. I love the idea of having the girls memorize their verses. OP's is one that I have 'scheduled' for February!

Anonymous said...

The necklace is BEAUTIFUL! I love it and I love the verse, so sweet!

"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid God would ask me the same question."
You don't change the world by trying to change the world; you change the world by changing yourself.
-Gerry Straub