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June 1989

May 4, 2012


Erin Schrader


Have you ever come across a person who is downright strikingly beautiful?
It’s as if there is just something radiating from the inside out, but you can’t quite put your finger on it.
I love when somebody’s outer appearance is just a small glimpse of the beauty that they hold inside.
In the past year, I have met one of those people through blogging.
Let me give you a little background story.
Back in November of 2011, I received an email from a lady asking if it would be okay to feature me in her weekly Saturday post that she shares a link to 6 other blogs. Of all things, she wanted to share with her readers my post on “How To Dominate Thanksgiving” Mind you, she doesn’t just have a small blog. She has thousands of followers. You may or may not realize this, but it is rare that “larger” bloggers willingly just share links to other blogs on a weekly basis. For free. Naturally, I obliged and was flattered.
From that initial contact, Collette has been a frequent commenter on my blog and I have noticed, on several others. Always so positive, so uplifting, and just so darn nice. I remember thinking to myself on several occasions “What a beautiful person she is”
I mean look at her. Collette, I hope you don’t mind when I share this, but people—she is 40 years old.
If I can look like that when I am 40, I will be freakin’ ecstatic.
A month or so ago, I received an email from Collette that left me in tears.
It was after reading the message below that helped me piece together the puzzle of what exactly it was about Collette and her beauty. The woman has a love for life. She is passionate. She has experienced hurt in a powerful way and has learned how to turn it into something beautiful.
Here is a bit of what it said:
My daughter and I have recently started making bracelets to help remember my youngest son Alex. Alex passed away in October of 2000. He had spinal meningitis from a routine earache. He was in a coma within hours, and left this earth, and me, just two short days later. He was my first born, my loving son, my world.”
As a tribute to the short life Alex lived and as a way to remember his presence, this is what they created.
I couldn’t love this bracelet more.
It is seriously a new favorite in my collection. In fact, it might be my absolute favorite.
Not just for how pretty it really is, because believe me—it’s beautiful.
But for the meaning behind it. To remember how precious life is.
Today Collette is giving one of you the opportunity to win one of your own.
Here we go.
Visit June 1989 and leave a comment with which bracelet you would pick out (believe me—there are so many great ones to choose from..good luck picking)
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That equals 6 entries total friends. Get crackin’.
Have a great weekend little bits.


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