Last Thursday toward the end of my workday, I was so moved to receive an email entitled 'The Light,' which was a beautiful portent of it's message. Years ago, in our Greenlake store, I had a meaningful exchange with a lovely customer who was in to buy a single glassybaby, as she said, "...to light my way on my journey to becoming a mother and, I believe, create a beacon for my child's spirit to find me." The recent email reminded me so eloquently of our encounter.
The email went on to describe with a generous transparency, the difficulty of the road to fertility and the subsequent, again uncertain and difficult, road to adoption. Without a 'match' after months of waiting to adopt, our dear customer described taking a soulful journey, far away, to a beautiful place, with her husband...a journey to find peace in the possibility of remaining childless. While away, they were summoned to return to Seattle by the chosen birth parents of their newborn baby. (Pause...goosebumps.)
The same color of glassybaby which, over the years, offered a talisman or beacon of hope, to our dear customer, was given to the birth parents with deepest gratitude. What a lovely, meaningful and physical representation of the unique chakra that will be eternal between these two couples and the baby they share.
We are so thankful for this message...it is what we describe as soul food. And also...thank you for allowing us to share it. Welcome baby.
Until Next Time, Nicola