After my family went through a horrific accident, I always felt there was a point where I was just going to break down. Exactly 24 days before I gave birth to my child, my 25 year old only brother, and my 2 year old niece, were both killed in a car accident.

My brother’s aorta burst and it was determined that he was dead before the car hit the tanker trunk; but my niece was killed from the impact of the vehicles colliding.

I had to bury them four days later. People always talked behind our backs about it, afraid to say their names, or to tell someone else what happened. Everyone basically knew though, it was a small town.

My husband would say to me every morning to hold my head high and not listen to what the whispers were behind me. Then every night, he would tell me how strong I was and how much he and our children needed me. His words, along with him just being there kept me strong.

A few weeks ago I got an amazing opportunity to try a necklace from I Am MaryAnn. I immediately saw the I Am Strong. I knew that was the one I wanted. I got the Leather necklace; with the I Am Strong engraving.

I wear it every day. I like that you can loosen it or tighten it, and it is always there to remind me that I can get through the day no matter how horrible a day I am having. The necklace is about the size of a nickel, and is the perfect size to wear with any outfit!

If you take a look at the full I Am line, you will see that there are many inspirational messages available, including I Am Inspired, I Am a Survivor, and many more!  You can get them in sterling silver, like the one I got; or choose gold filled.  You can also custom design your own message!

Check them out, as these would make great gifts for someone who needs a little extra inspiration in their lives!  

You all know my story, and I Am Strong seems a fitting mantra for me; but if you had to pick out one mantra to represent you right now, what would you choose for your message?


Written by Heather.

Disclosure:  The Mommy Bunch received a free product to facilitate this review, however, all opinions are our own.