{Everything Happens for a Reason}

Thursday, March 24, 2011

If I had to say just one thing I’ve learned over the past 3 years I would say that God’s taught me that “everything happens for a reason”. I’m sure many of you have heard that saying before. I’ve heard it plenty of times during our grief walk but it really never makes sense until you’re at a place where you can look back and see how God has worked in your life despite the hardships. In fact, I used to hate it when people would tell me that, can anyone relate? I would think what reason would ever be good enough for God to choose to take my baby before I ever had the chance to know him?

I still have times when I question God’s plan but its been so amazing to see the ways God’s worked and continues to work in our lives. I may not know the answers to all my questions but I DO know that God has a GREAT plan for us, better than we could ever understand.

I LOVE both of these verse:

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10

“ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

I saw this necklace one day while perusing around on etsy from the r house and they have graciously offered to give one away to YOU!

Everything_Happens_for_a_Reason_Sterling_Silver_Necklace

Don’t you just LoVe?

I think its an awesome reminder of how God sometimes works in mysterious ways but He has a plan and its a good one!


I love the r house, if you’re not familiar with them you should be! I love their work and the way they advocate for adoption! They have an amazing selection of jewelry for everyone! You will love it!

 

I own the “miracle'” piece and get so many compliments on it! Its a fave of mine! So pretty and delicate! I wore it today, actually!

now to win the necklace:

You have 3 chances to win!

1. Check out there etsy shop here and leave a comment telling me YOUR favorite piece, (i bet you can’t pick just one;)

2. Become a fan of the r house on facebook and leave a separate comment telling me you did so!

3. Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link in another comment.

Giveaway is open until the 31st! Good Luck!

*disclosure* i was not paid with merchandise or money to do this review/giveaway

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126 Responses to “{Everything Happens for a Reason}”

Amanda said...

I love the matching baby braclet..so sweet!
thanks
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Jody said...

Fun! They do have amazing stuff. As the mother of a miracle IVF baby I would pick the "Expect Miracles" necklace. We're still waiting on our next miracle. :)

Kates said...

I LOVE the Key to My Heart necklace.

Kate

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

I like the Miracles Happen baby bracelet. Super cute!!

Kates said...

I Like them on Facebook and look forward to checking out more.

Kate

Megan said...

I love the monogram necklace

BB said...

I love the miracles and the foundations.

Still Cross Photography said...

I love so many but my favorite is the one you blogged about - Everything Happens for a Reason! The last 3 years have definitely been just that for us!
~Jenn~

BB said...

I'm a fan of the r house on facebook!

Lindsay said...

I love the monogram necklace, but it's all so precious!

Joy for the Seasons said...

You are right...can't choose just one! But this one caught my eye: Siempre en mi Corazon Country Necklace
joyfortheseasons AT gmail DOT com

Ashley said...

I love the monogram necklace!

Ashley said...

I am a fan on FB too! :)

J and A said...

Amazing stuff! I would get the Expect Miracles for a friend who is trying to adopt. Or the one you have. LOVE!

honeydew1894 said...

I love the monogram piece too!

Laura said...

I like either the one you picked out or the Hope Necklace with Sterling Silver, Chrysophrase, and Stone. We are hoping and anxiously waiting to bring home a child one day.

Just Believing said...

i'm a face book fan :)

Just Believing said...

i love the eventually neckalce my husband always tells me things will work themselves o ut...eventually

the driy's said...

It is hard to pick just one! Beautiful jewelry! But I think my favorite would be the Everything Happens for a Reason necklace. We lost our baby girl in October, and I KNOW God has a reason and a plan for it, but we just don't understand what that is yet.

PhinneyGirl said...

Love these items! My favorite is the necklace that says "I can do hard things"

Walking in the rain said...

"stay calm and carry on," that's one of my favorites. jslowe7205 (at) yahoo (dot) com

jenni said...

I love the mini LOVE necklace and the monogrammed necklace. I'd love to get one with the kids names or initials, but I still want another baby, so I guess I have to wait ;)

Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I am a fan on facebook! :)
Sam Baumann

jenni said...

I liked the r house on FB!

jenni said...

I tweeted the giveaway!

Bethanie said...

Love this giveaway!

I like the "Hope and Courage" necklaces because my middle name is Hope, but I also really like the "I Love Adoption" pendant because my little sister is adopted.

Mary B said...

I love the "faith courage love" necklace. She does beautiful work - it was hard to choose :)

Anne said...

I liked them on FB!

The Hutfilz Family said...

I love the "be still" necklace. Being still and just listening to God is something I struggle with a lot!

Matteson said...

I love the Keep calm and Carry one necklace on their Etsy site!

Heather said...
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Matteson said...

I "liked" them on facebook!

Heather said...

I'm following on facebook!

Heather said...

I absolutely love this:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/53396702/faith-courage-love-necklace

It's so hard to chose though! I've been looking at their stuff for so long!

Jessica@The Southern Belle Baby said...

I like the faith and courage necklace!

Jessica@The Southern Belle Baby said...

I like them on Facebook!

Lis said...

If I were picking for myself, I loved the "I hold your hearts in mine" necklack.

But I know without a doubt if I won, I'd give the one your post (Everything Happens For a Reason) to my best friend who has gone through so much in her lifetime as she serves the Lord.

Rebecca said...

I love all of them, but one of my favorites is the "come what may and love it". rebeccalyn82@gmail.com

Lis said...

I liked the Facebook page! :)

But FYI, the link you posted is wrong.

Rebecca said...

I am also a fan on facebook! rebeccalyn82@gmail.com

Synchrosally said...

I can't choose just one! I love the "everything happens for a reason" necklace, but I also love the "mother" necklace. They're all so beautiful!
synchrosally@hotmail.com

Hanna said...

I love the key to your heart necklace - my husband and I got married in Key Largo so anything 'key' to me is special!

Natascha said...

I love the Endure necklace, it actually brought a tear to my eye. So many beautiful things.

Natascha said...

I also became a fan on Facebook. nkstrong@hotmail.com

Jennifer VBK said...

I love the Everything happens for a reason. We struggled with years of infertility to start the adoption process and adopt our son, Nate. We know that God has a plan for those hard years.

Jennifer VBK said...

I liked them on facebook! :)

Jennifer VBK said...

I tweeted about the giveaway!

Kelly said...

I love the I love you necklace with pearl and the everything happens. I went o their website! Awesome!

Kari Lynn said...

I love the LOVED necklace - so cute!

-Lauren said...

ahhh so much cute stuff! I love the mother necklace, come what may, and the simple monogram necklace. Bookmarked the shop :)

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Jayme said...

What a neat Shop! I love the Every thing happens for a reason necklace too. After years of infertility and 3 failed rounds of IVF, my husband and I have become strong believers of that very saying.

I also like the, I Heart Adoption Newborn Receiving Blanket. I would love to bring home our baby in that someday.

Thanks for the giveaway Kate!!

SSzem said...

I adore the Hope and Courage necklace!
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SSzem said...

I "like" the r house on facebook
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britt said...

I like the foundations necklace and the beehive necklace. They really have a lot of awesome pieces of jewelry...hard to pick!

BreLynne said...

"Eventually" --- Eventually my dream will become a reality.

Abbie said...

I like the "Hope and Courage Necklace with Amazite and Purple Agate". Both words have a ton of meaning to me!

Abbie said...

I am a fan of the r house on facebook! :)

thesloothaaks said...

Such a fun giveaway, Katie! My favorites are the "Be Still" necklace, and the two name custom necklace with the little heart charm. I could choose at least a dozen other things, too, that I think are precious!

thesloothaaks said...

I am a facebook fan! :)

Abbie said...

I blogged about it! Here is the link:

http://mykayaksunset.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-love-giveaways.html

Wendy said...

Thank you for having the giveaway and giving the etsy link -- I love so many of the items in their store. I really love the Everything Happens for a Reason necklace, the Key to My Heart necklace and the Hope and Courage tags necklace. I also love their onesies and t-shirts - the I love my birthmother one and I am a Miracle are so great.

We have close friends who are adopting and any of these would make perfect gifts for them. Thanks!

Wendy said...

I became a Facebook fan, too!

MiniMe Mom said...

Love the Be Still :-)

Hanna said...

i looove the keep calm and carry on!!!

Kelly said...

I love the Live, Laugh, Love necklace, as well as the Be Still one...such neat things!!!

Kelly said...

Became a fan on facebook!!

A Love Worth Waiting For.... said...

I needed this today! :)

My favorite is the Expect Miracles Necklace.

Thanks for having this giveaway Kate! Love You!

A Love Worth Waiting For.... said...

I like them on Facebook.

Connie Campbell said...

Loved reading this Blog and Linked it to my little blog today! Thank you for sharing your story!

Jenn and Joe said...

I love the "I can do hard things" necklace. We just became licensed for foster care, and I think this statement pretty much sums it up! :)

Tiffany said...

You're right; I can't choose just one! But, if I had to...I love the GRACE necklace!

cookingsarah said...

i love the two name necklace with heart charms..very cute stuff.
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The Shamblins said...

I love the Foundations Necklace! I'm getting ready to have my first baby and I think this would be the perfect new momma accessory!

abxmomof3 said...

Love their stuff!! I do like the Monogram necklace!! Awesome!!!

The Shamblins said...

I like them on Facebook!

The Shamblins said...

I blogged about your give away...check it out...http://theshamblins.blogspot.com/2011/03/r-house-giveaway.html

Heather Davis said...

I love the "Hope and Courage" necklace! Thank you for the opportunity to win one!

hmdavis1226@gmail.com

Britt said...

Oh my! SUCH cute stuff! I love love love the "I can do hard things" necklace!!

Kate said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the endure necklace. It's so perfect for the way I feel now.

Kate said...

I like TRHC on Facebook! :)

Kate said...

I tweeted the giveaway, to. @567k8

Dan and Denise said...

I love the Grace necklace. My daughter's name is Grace, and this necklace reminds me of her. **I liked them on FB as well!

Dan and Denise said...

I liked them on Facebook!!

Kimberly said...

I like the Mother necklace with heart and pearl.

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Kimberly said...

I liked the r house on Facebook

Kimberly said...

I tweeted the giveaway (@MamaMuro)

K said...

I am absolutely in LOVE with this necklace. I find this saying (as annoying as it can be when you DON'T want to listen to it) I find comfort in knowing that there is a plan. There is a reason.
As for my favorite thing on the Etsy sight? The "Misneach-Irish Gaelic for Courage-Necklace". My father is from Ireland and my grandfather was trying to teach my Gaelic before he passed away!

The Hill Family said...

Love your blog....I have a son who had a liver transplant 8/13/07 so I am partial to anything with a ribbon on it my favorite was the "birth mom ribbon" but I would like it green for organ donation. I also like the "3 name custom".

Mrs Scratch said...

I really love the "Come what may and love it" necklace. So lovely!

Whitney said...

Love the keep calm & carry on necklace.

Mrs. M said...

I love the hope and courage one. My son is special needs and we have great hope for him and we have to have courage for him.
I also love the baby bracelet and matching necklace for mom.

Mrs. M said...

I like
the r house on facebook

Parker's Mom said...

I "liked" The R House on Facebook!

Parker's Mom said...

You were right - I couldn't choose 1! I love The Foundations necklace, the Faith Courage Love necklace, and the I Hold Your Hearts in Mine necklace!

Jenny said...

Keep Calm and Carry On necklace is my favorite, but I do love the "everything happens for a reason".

cmyoung said...

You're right...it is hard to pick just one. But I do love the monogram necklace.

candice126 at gmail dot com

designHER Momma said...

Eventually. I have wanted to get this necklace to give as a gift for such a long time.

I LOVE the r house gals, Kim was one of my roomates at Blogher this past year, and I trust her with everything I have.

designHER Momma said...

of course I liked them on facebook.

designHER Momma said...

http://twitter.com/#!/designhermomma/status/51424950602575873

tweet to both of you.

Elizabeth and Brian said...

I checked the r house couture on etsy and my Favorite was

18" Key to My Heart Necklace with Sterling Silver, Key Charm, and Pearl

Elizabeth and Brian said...

I liked thr r house on facebook

Elizabeth and Brian said...

I blogged about this giveaway at http://brianlovesbeth.blogspot.com/2011/03/giveaway.html

Kim said...

I love all the stuff with adoption on it. I also love the necklace you are giving away!

Thanks

Kim said...

I "Liked" R house on facebook! :)

Thanks

Kim said...

I posted about your wonderful giveaway on my blog.

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Angie @ Just Like The Number said...

I love the necklace that says, "I can do hard things." Just bought one for a gift, would love to have my very own!

Angie @ Just Like The Number said...

Liked them on fb!

kim said...

I love the "I hold your heart in mine" necklace. I actually love them all. The "I am rad" bracelet made me laugh. Thanks for this opportunity. fingers crossed.

Max said...

Love them all but I will say- Faith, Courage and Love necklace. I <3 adoption. :)

Mackenzie
richandmax@prodigy.net

Amber, That's Me! said...

I would love to have the Foundations piece... What special jewels! I love them all really!

Thanks!

amberloo22@aol.com

Amber, That's Me! said...

I am a new facebook fan as well!

:) amberloo22@aol.com

Clarisa said...

I love the eventually bracelet.

lkcarolinagirl08 said...

I love the "expect miracles" necklace.

Austin, Melissa, Ethan and Ollie said...

Checked out Etsy. I love the "come what may" necklace.

Jayme said...

facebook fan!!

Leslie said...

I love the 'eventually' bracelet!

Leslie said...

I became a fan on FB :)

Greg and Shawna said...

I love the "Keep Calm and Carry On" piece. I am a teacher and our wonderful superintendent was killed in a plane crash about 9 months ago. For the 7 years I worked with him, a sign with that saying hung on his office wall.

Krista said...

Pretty sure I can't pick just one- love them all!

Ally said...

I love the "Keep calm & carry on" necklace. As a mother of a very active, iquisative, mischivious little 18mth boy, I need to be reminded of this many times.

Ally said...

I'm a facebook fan of the r house.

Matt and Krista Meketa said...

I like the "be still" best as this is something I struggle with! They are all cute though!

Matt and Krista Meketa said...

I like the "be still" best but they are all cute!

Corey Family said...

How do you choose one item you love the most? I love them all! I just became a fan :)

Anonymous said...

I Love "The Ultimate Grandma Brag Bracelet." I'd love to have them make one that says "believe." I have a friend that needs to be reminded of that (big life changes!).
Rachel T.