So Coach loss...

Aug 24, 2009
Almost 2 years my husband bought me this silly little Coach seahorse cell phone charm. We had just suffered a miscarriage and on our way home from the doctor, my husband took my to Coach to "cheer me up" and I found this little charm that I loved...we decided we'd be like seahorses...upward and on. It meant the world to me, and every time I looked at it, it gave me hope.

So, PS...I've carried this little thing with me for the past two years.. at first on my cell phone and then eventually my keys (my iPhone has no place to attach it).

Three days ago my Land Rover's transmission light went on...I pulled over and called AAA--if you have a LR you know that warning lights are nothing to play with so you have to act fast. In the madness, I forgot to take the charm off my keys which went with my car to LR.

Turned out be a false alarm, but my break system needed yesterday I got my car back...and my charm is gone. Gone. I've looked everywhere and called's gone for real.

I am heartbroken and mad. I know it sounds stupid, and I know I can replace it for a few bucks...but it's not so much the charm itself as it is the meaning behind it and what I remember when I look at the charm. I'm just so bummed...I've even cried over this, can you believe that? :cry:


Dec 17, 2009
I'm so sorry for your loss! It's absolutely understandable that you are upset over this, it isn't just a small tangible item that you're upset over - it's a history and a memory that helped you through a very hard part of your life. It's horrible that someone snatched your charm. Perhaps you can use this as another step forward, be happy that it brought you through the hard time and now be self-satisfied that you're stronger.


Nov 24, 2009
Aww...I'm so sorry for your loss. I understand that it's more about the meaning of the object than the object itself. :sad:


May 27, 2009
Oceanfront, NC
I'm so sorry! You have every right to be upset. I agree with the other posters. It got you through such a hard time, and maybe it was time to let it go (in a messed up way)...but not the memories.

What a sweet hubby though!
Aug 24, 2009
I am really overwhelmed by all your kindness...

I think Borntoshop may be right...that in some way it is time to let it go. Fate having its way over things.

I'm sad to think that I was so careless and that I didn't think about it enough to remove it from the set...but there is nothing I can about it now. I can't beat myself up over it, and although I did ask LR to call if it was found, I doubt it ever will be returned. I mean, sentiment aside, it was really cute.

My husband has been encouraging me to find another (tons on ebay) and buy it...but it's not so much about the charm, its more about the meaning behind it. I know I can replace the "thing" but I cannot replace what that specific one.


Apr 2, 2008
Sunny Florida
I am sorry to hear that you lost your charm.. maybe you could fine a new to show how far you have come and a new chapter ? (I do hope that it shows up though)


Jul 16, 2009
My heart goes out to you! You have the memory of the kindness your husband had at that critical point in your life and while it is hard to think about replacing it because of the meaning behind it you still have the "upward on" to fall back on, so I would go ahead and get another one off of the bay. I understand it will not be the same, but when you see it you will still remember!
Aug 24, 2009
Oh, I don't know if someone took it...I hope no one did. I am hoping that it simply "fell off"...and wherever it is, I hope it has a new home where someone can appreciate it's worth.



Live. Love. Dance
Sep 18, 2009
Sunshine State
Oh I'm so sorry you lost that beautiful charm...chin up my chapter..and of course you have a loving husband to be there every step of the way!