2011 Closeout

As I reflect back at 2011, I can’t believe how much has happened. It’s been extremely crazy. So much time spent in the hospital with our Lil’Sophie. We feel like our lives have been derailed & now that her liver transplant is behind us, it’s time to get back on track.

One of the (many) things I’m thankful for that rose out of the ashes of medical chaos last year, was the listing of items in my Etsy shop. I opened it in 2007, where it stood empty until I began using my hospital time as a therapeutic release – the toddler hair clips were born. I’ve since sold several which only fueled my desire to make more & experiment with other items as well. My time in the hospital also impressed upon my heart the magnitude of families that are hurting – financially, physically, emotionally, & spiritually. Being one of those families, I started to focus my creative endeavors on attempts to encourage them. So I began making pendants & necklaces with inspirational words hoping that some how these would touch people in a way that we sometimes fail to communicate face to face.

The theme lately!


For me, this new year is about health & using creativity to impact others in some way. So I’m keeping my eyes open for opportunities to use my talents to give back….  idea’s welcome.  😉


About Jenny Bagwill

You know those milestone moments in your life where the course you were going completely jolts you into reevaluating all you think or believe? Mine came in 2010 along with a precious baby girl. My healthy pregnancy, produced a baby with many internal defects unveiling themselves after birth like a stack of falling dominos. We lost track of her surgery count once we hit double digits. By the grace of God, our little fighter has survived an open heart surgery as well as a liver transplant along with a myriad of tests, blood work, and medical visits. She’s doing quite well, and we share her journey here: http://www.lilsophie.wordpress.com I hope you take the time to read about our girlie and possibly leave a word of encouragement. My milestone moment (that has continued over the last 2 years), presented many idle hospital hours where I used my time to make hair clips for our little girl who battled to live. It also crossed my path with numerous families in many heartbreaking situations. This is when I decided to use my creativity to do what I can to help others. I try to use my God-given talents to encourage and inspire others which you’ll see me blog about here. I also make a lot of custom pieces to raise awareness of illnesses, syndromes, and diseases that may hit close to home with you. As you’ll see my pieces often contain encouraging words – things hard to say to others in the midst of their dark place. You can view, shop, or place a custom order at here at my JeWeL 4U Etsy Shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop/jewel4u And because our Lil’Sophie has had a liver transplant I always encourage others to consider registering to give the gift of life: http://www.organdonor.gov View all posts by Jenny Bagwill

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