I can’t remember when I came across the idea, but I read about another set of parents that prayed a Scripture over their child every night, even before he was born. I thought it was such a beautiful idea, and we set out to do the same with our growing little one. We chose Psalm 23, because this passage is so full of rich promise and blessing. Every night before we went to sleep, Ben would place his hands on my belly and we would quote together Psalm 23…”the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want...” And almost every night without fail, she would start kicking and moving inside of me the very second we started praying this to her. It was the sweetest thing!
We’ve kept up this ritual even after she was born, and it’s the last thing we do in her bedtime routine before we carry her up to her bed and tuck her in. Sometimes she babbles along, sometimes she’s tugging on her daddy’s head and wanting him to play, sometimes she just sits and listens to us say the words that she’s heard almost every day of her life…”the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want…”
I was so honored and excited to serve as a brand rep this past month for one of my absolute favorite shops. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know it’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Dear Mushka. I came across this adorable shop a few months ago and I immediately fell in love with not only the pieces, but also the heartbeat behind them. And I also love that the business is local to Nashville! Katie designs gorgeous necklaces, earrings, and bracelets…but she also injects so much personal love and prayer and meaning into each piece.
Each of Dear Mushka’s pieces are given a name, and this name corresponds to a specific Scripture verse. When Katie told me to pick a piece that I wanted as part of the brand rep, it was so hard to pick just one! I wanted Honey, Pearl, Parallel, and Eclipsed…but I eventually chose Staff because…”the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” How could I NOT pick this one?! This piece comes with a customized initial stamping option, and I got mine done with an A. It’s the first letter of my name and the first letter of my daughter’s name, and I plan to pass this beautiful, hand-crafted piece down to Ayla once she is old enough to wear it. I wear this necklace all the time, and I love to pair it with the Salt necklace for a minimalistic layering look.
And cool news! I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY for a Dear Mushka piece on Instagram, so head there now to enter to win one of these beautiful jewelry pieces for yourself!
What about you: which Dear Mushka piece would YOU chose if you win the giveaway?
I’d love to hear your thoughts!