This is a group of 115 (and growing!) of my nearest & dearest wearing the above necklace to support me on my journey to beating brain cancer. These necklaces are on necks across the country and even to London & Canada too! Created by my wonderful Sister-in-law Meika. Love you Meiks ๐Ÿ˜˜x

Her idea behind this was, it would be a lovely way for all the amazing women in my life to band together to show their continual support and love for me (lucky girl aren’t I ?!). “Also to have a constant reminder close to our hearts of the beautiful girl that Donna is and to have her in our thoughts throughout this tough journey that the next year is going to bring”. “The necklace consists of three tiny charms, one with the letter ‘D’ one with a lotus flower and the other one a tiny aquamarine crystal. I chose the lotus flower and the crystal for their meaning to and for Donna”.

Here are the meanings behind them:

The lotus flower symbolises rising from a dark place into beauty and rebirth, as this is exactly how a lotus flower grows. Lotus flowers grow directly out of muddy and murky waters and produce beautiful pink and white blossoms.

Not only is the Aquamarine crystal Donnas birthstone but they are also said to heighten courage, loyalty and friendship when you are dealing with grief and are powerful to assist self healing. It is believed to keep one calm and peaceful allowing the bearer to remain stoic and in control despite any provocation. Aquamarine is said to heighten awareness, communication skills and quick response.

Below is just some of the fabulous women supporting me – thank you all from the bottom of my heart โค๏ธ x

P.S. A special mention must go to my gorgeous sister-in-law Courtney above ( bride in the middle on the bottom) ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ, who wore her necklace on her wedding day! Talk about the tears, when I saw her coming down the aisle! Thank you Courts, it meant more than you’d ever know. Love you x