Sunday night, my son's football team celebrated the end of their awesome season with a big party. It was a lot of fun, yet emotional, as this is his last football season of middle school.

I have been blessed to be team mom for the most incredible group of boys for two years. Truly, these boys are special. And it starts with the parents — they are just as amazing!

I have never come across a more tight-knit, well-mannered, fun-loving team of football players. Most of these boys have played together for three years. While our team has gotten smaller by the year, they've gotten closer, worked harder and developed friendships that extend way beyond the field.

elizabethmartinIn the world of jobs, I obviously love my business of wardrobe styling. However, I have to admit, being team mom for my son's football team inches toward the top of my list. It is not a thankless job. Quite the opposite — it is extremely fulfilling. I love each and every one of my football boys. They are appreciative, respectful and such a joy to be around.

Their parents spoil me each year at the end of the season. And there is always a twinge of guilt, as their boys make it easy to be team mom. This year, I was moved to tears with the presentation from one football mom who has become a friend, and has been such a help to me over the years. She made the connection from soul of the team to team mom to the gorgeous beaded bracelets designed by Elizabeth Martin, where each player was represented in one bracelet, my family (son included) in the second bracelet. Oh my goodness! I get to keep my football boys close to me at all times. I cannot tell you how touched I am and how memorable these bracelets are to me.

Elizabeth Martin designs a premier collection of jewelry mixing color, texture and form. Each carefully chosen piece comes together in an unexpected way to tell a unique story — tribal beads from Nepal and Tibet, vintage Afghani coins and gold-leaf buddha beads from India combine with smoky quartz, smooth onyx and fossilized coral. Each limited edition and one-of-a-kind bracelet is a work of wearable art.

I believe I just may have to collect a few more treasures!

Photo from TRC Catalog


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