ColorsOfFaithJewelry's Shop Announcement

Now through Christmas eve, EACH customer will receive a free European Charm bracelet as a gift from me. Thank you for your Support, and Merry Christmas!

As you will notice by taking a quick glance at the items for sale in my shop, I specialize in personalized Stethoskope charms, lanyards and Reading glass Holders. There is a reason for this, a "story behind the product", but first:
Welcome to "Colors Of Faith Jewelry"!

Our youngest daughter Faith was born October 1, 2010 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston with a 10 -20% chance of surviving birth. She had hydrops, a condition where fluid accumulates in 3 or more areas of the body. In her case it effected her lungs, the area around her heart, her skin, as well as her scalp. In a very complicated procedure (Thorosynthesis), the fluid present in her lungs, was suctioned out with long "tube needles" during the C-Section delivery, allowing her lungs to be inflated artificially. In addition, she was born with congenital heart disease and a thrombosed liver.
We owe her survival at birth to the supreme skill and expertise of healthcare professionals at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) in Houston, where she remained 7 weeks after birth, her surviving the first critical week after birth (another 80-90% mortality rate), and thereafter.

Every day for those 7 weeks, either her dad or I, drove the hour to TCH's NICU to pray over her, sing to her, or just hold her hands, watching her making progress, regressing again, but eventually coming off oxygen and other life-supporting tubes. We met some incredibly dedicated nurses and doctors that way, some of which we are still in touch with. That helped us tremendously dealing with all the challenges that God put in our path, such as our little Faith failing to thrive once back home, as was discovered at that point, a result of malrotated intestines. Back to TCH she went for, as it turned out, 2 surgeries and 9 seemingly endless weeks at the hospital due to a very tough recovery.
Again, we were blessed with a wonderful doctor and nursing staff, to which in no little measure we attribute Faith's healing and her ultimately coming back home again.
Life hasn't been easy since, as Faith was also diagnosed with moderate to severe hearing loss as well as Noonan's Syndrom (NS), and is still being primarily fed through a stomach tube. Many more hospitalizations (days and weeks at a time) have followed since. However, we consider ourselves blessed to have tremendous support through various therapists, numerous specialists that Faith keeps seeing, and last but not least that of family members and friends.

Beading has become a much welcome creative outlet for me, and I draw a lot of positive energy from it. Thank you for your support - I appreciate your business!

"Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."
James 1:2-4