Monday, May 30, 2011

Red, White and Blue

Memorial Day. For some, a day of recreation and BBQ's, a well earned 3-day weekend to enjoy watermelon, fun in the sun, and to kick off the summer festivities. And there is nothing wrong with that. We have have so many reasons to celebrate.

But for those like me, it's a heavy holiday. For anyone with loved ones in the military it's a sobering holiday. A day to honor fallen heroes and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. A day to wonder and hope that your hero isn't the next to give all.

My sense of patriotism has always been strong, but since becoming an Army wife, it has grown exponentially. I have so much respect for all who wear a uniform, be it armed forces, firefighters, EMT's or police. Our country is built on the backs of those with the courage to fight for what isn't free - freedom.

It's inevitable that somehow this sense of pride in our country and the people who make it great has infused itself in my designs. Soon after my husband deployed my designs began to take on a patriotic, home spun feel. Maybe it wasn't what you would expect of Eternal Eden, but it felt right. I went with it.

Bow Peep Necklace
In some very small way, I hope that these little pieces of my subconscious can somehow bring honor to the lives of so many who have served. I hope that they can be a tribute and a gesture of gratitude for the BBQ's and watermelons that I can enjoy every day, because I am free.

Country Chic Earrings

Poppy Earrings
Thank you to all, past and present, who have served. We owe you everything.


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I'm married to the love of my life, Steven. We are enjoying the adventure of a lifetime in the U.S. Army. We are expecting our first child in August and can't wait to see our family grow! Nala (our fearless dachshund) completes our little family.

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