After a personal challenging experience into motherhood, Alicia Michetti realized that many women struggling in similar situations may also be feeling isolated or alone. Through the use of carefully chosen stones strung upon the wrist, Michetti’s newly launched company: Journey Tree aspires to create an uplifting community of women with hopes of creating or expanding their family who may be on a similar painful journey. After two agonizing years of trying to realize their dream of starting a family, the Michetti’s were blessed with identical twin boys on February 12, 2017.
"Every time someone shares their individual journey with me I get more inspired and am continuously reminded as to why I am doing this, the reason why I started Journey Tree,” explains Michetti. After feeling that no one understands, having women share their personal stories with one another brings a glimmer of hope and a smile to women who previously felt alone but now feel support and connection during some of their darkest days. The bracelets were conceived as a symbol of connection — a support network for women on their various paths to motherhood or in some cases, already in motherhood. The delicate bracelets serve to act as a physical and spiritual reminder that there is a bigger picture, even if you may not have the strength to yet see it. "My hope is to not just provide you with a physical piece of jewelry but also a spiritual gift of healing,” Michetti emphasizes.
There are six bracelets, representing five different journeys; infertility, miscarriage/infant loss, adoption/fostering/surrogacy, pregnant mothers, new mothers/PPD awareness and support. The sixth and final bracelet is for general support and awareness and comes in both adult and child sizes.
The bracelets are sold at Littles Boutique and Vintage Restoration & Love in Dawson Creek as well as at www.journeytree.ca. Journey Tree will be a vendor at the Northern Vintage Winter Market at the Encana Event Centre on November 18 and 19 2017.
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