Since Aiden's hearing loss, the spiral look of the cochlea has become very meaningful for our family. Not only does it represent the cochlea, it represents the miracles Aiden receives through the use of his cochlear implants. It represents him being able to hear all the beautiful sounds our world has to offer, our voices as we speak to him, the cats meows, the tick-tocks of a clock. It represents his voice, and being able to hear him speak those three words I one time thought I'd never hear him say, "I wuv ew".
With this said, I was excited to see that Cochlear Implant Online is hosting its first contest giveaway and wanted to share the chance to enter. The lucky winner will receive a beautiful spiral pendant, from Lisa's Pieces , a shop at Etsy.com, like the one shown below (with a chance to choose from a list of phrases).
What a great way to represent the gift of hearing AND to spread cochlear implant awareness. Go here for instructions on how to enter for your chance to win.
and to share a couple other cool "spiral" items we've received as gifts:
A very dear friend and former college roommate also creates jewelry. When I saw some of her work, I commented on how I loved the spiral effect and why it meant so much to me. We got together awhile back and she had some ready and waiting for me to pick one from, all depicting the spiral. I chose this one, not only for what the spirals represent, but also for the beautiful blue color, which reminds me of Aiden's blue eyes. Her work is beautiful, no two alike. If you're interested, let me know.
My mom bought Aiden his own patio set this past summer. She thought it was cute and well made and didn't think twice about the design on the table top. Aiden loves it. Check it out.
Even if I don't win this contest, I will be ordering one of Lisa's Pieces pendants (oh, and check out the earrings she has too) not only for myself, but they will also make great gifts for others! Plus, it's never a bad thing to add a new jewelry shop to my list!