I think that I first heard about the I Am Loved buttons when John, my now husband – then boyfriend, and I were wandering the mall. I don’t remember if we were looking to buy an engagement ring or if we were simply looking at engagement rings. We chose Helzberg Diamonds.
John sent me to the food court for a drink – a lame excuse to get me out of the store. He claimed he wasn’t actually buying the ring, but I knew he was. A few months later he popped the question and we were married about 2 years after that first trip to the store.
I don’t remember whether it was at that point that I picked up my first button, but it probably was. I’m sure it was a way to keep myself busy after I got back from the food court, while he was still talking to the sales rep.
That was over 10 years ago now. In that time I’ve become a casual collector of the buttons. I care the most about getting all the “core” buttons in all the languages. I looked for a list online of all the languages to be sure that I have them all. But, all I can find is several years old. The latest article says there are 12. Well, I guess I have all the ones to date because I have 15. In no particular order they are:
- English (of course ;-))
There is an interesting story behind how I acquired the Hebrew button. I was at the store explaining to the sales lady that I collected the buttons and I thought that I had all the languages except Hebrew. I knew there was Hebrew available because a friend of mine had it, but the store didn’t have it at that point. I left thinking it was a bummer, and that I would have to look again next time I was at the mall.
A couple of weeks later I got a card in the mail from the sales lady at the store. She had found the Hebrew button and mailed it to me. Unfortunately that particular sales lady (if I recall her name is Christine) has left the store, but that is the kind of service that makes me return to Helzberg whenever we can afford jewelry (which isn’t very often 😥 ).
So, for anyone wondering what languages these buttons come in, I can say at least 15. If I find more, I will update the list. Also, when I get a chance, I’ll upload pictures of all 15.