I was still in the hospital when my sister texted me, 'so where are we going shopping?!'. I was thrown off because one, when would I ever have the time now and two, I certainly wasn't ready to peruse shops in my newly postpartum body.
I later found out she was asking on behalf of my well intentioned husband wanting to treat me for bringing our first born son earth side after much struggle. a push present, I suppose- though I find the title so irksome- a vote for memento vivere, please.
but at this point, a gift card for clothing or a spa day hardly seemed like the kind of memento I was looking for. I wanted it to be special- something I would cherish always. a gentle reminder of the journey.
it only took about a month before I discovered the arc lineage ring from wwake. an ethereal gold, curved band with a tiny diamond (I was lucky enough to have an April baby- hello, diamond birthstone). the arc of the ring and placement of the diamond reminds me of our journey to birth- a revered time when you can only dream of what life together will be like.
it's one of the most beloved items I own. I adore it even more now when neither my engagement ring nor wedding band fit over my expanded knuckles, thank you second babe- though I can't wait to add this ring for him (June babies and their birthstones; how did I get so lucky, twice).