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.
He 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.
That’s only my idea, there are so many other amazing things to do with Life Pearls:
- Drop them into the Life Pearls’ eco-friendly display box for safe-keeping. When your child has a child of his own, you can give him the pearls of his childhood.
- Make some fun DYI Jewelry, by drilling a hole in each pearl.
- Embellish an old picture frame
- Place the withdrawn pearls in a flower vase, to add a special touch to a bouquet.
- Place as many as you can in a frame (behind the glass, where you would normally put the picture), and hang it up for an elegant decoration.
- Create custom coasters, by gluing the withdrawn pearls to a wooden tile. You can place a small sheet of clear plastic of glass on top of it for more stability.
- Embellish a chest of drawers or a bookshelf by gluing the withdrawn pearls around the edges, in the corners, or in whichever way you would like.
- Create unique Christmas decorations, by putting the pearls into a glass ornament. You can also hot glue them to the outside of the ornament and hang it by a big red ribbon.
In addition to the Life Pearls, there is a companion Life Pearls mobile app:
- Proposes 936 activities — from developmental and stimulating activities for toddlers and veer towards fun, quality time ideas for older children.
- Gives parents access to 936 helpful quotes and advice according to the age of their child, encouraging and supporting them every step of the way.
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.