Sharing Conversations of Life - Story of Adoption

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    The telling of stories - an integral part of culture, society, and life. The opportunity to hear another's life story is a precious treasure - an opportunity not to be missed.

    It is inspiring to facilitate these wonderful conversations with something as simple as the wearing of a particular piece of jewelry.

    Recently, as I was picking up a prescription, the pharmacist noticed the Vita pendant I was wearing. She looked closer with a smile and asked what I was wearing. 

    I responded with my usual reply - “What do you see?”

    Her answer?  “I see a baby!”  

    The pharmacist went on to tell me that she was adopted and about how grateful she was for her birth mother giving her life and for her adopted parents for loving and raising her. 

    The pharmacist admired her birth mother for the selfless choice of placing her for adoption. After meeting her mother as an adult, she realized her life’s trajectory could have been much different - involving drugs and jail time or worse. 

    What an admirable choice her birth mother had made on both accounts -- to give her life and to place her for adoption. 

    This sweet conversation never would have happened had I not been wearing my Vita pendant. I wonder how many times it has spoken and impacted people without my knowledge.
                - story shared by Cindy H.