8.21.2008

Beautiful!

Like I said before, it's not all bad to have your birthday presents late to arrive: it extends the celebration!

Look what was handed to me yesterday! Not only is it exactly my style and something that I will wear and enjoy, [I told Natalie to expect to see it a lot - -and she will!] but the sentiment engraved on the top of the bracelet says it all.

'Loved'. On a day when I feel dumb [like yesterday], or frustrated or alone or lonely or unlovable, I can glance down and remember that I am blessed. I am happy, and I am loved.

Thank you, Chris, Natalie and kiddoes! I love it.

13 comments:

hoLLy said...

that is beautiful! you are so very loved by so many people jan! glad to see your birthday is lasting all week long! :)

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

that is such a sweet gift....you are loved. good to remember.

Shelley said...

Oh Jan! It is absolutely beautiful! SO appropriate too! Yay for the Cottam clan!

Ashley said...

i really like that bracelet. such a great reminder that we are all loved.

Mel said...

That is so pretty! What a wonderful gift.

Natalie Scott said...

Super pretty! And right up your alley. What a sweet gift for a very LOVED woman.

Why did you feel dumb yesterday??

Nat Lud said...

I knew it would be great! And it's such a beautiful reminder of how much you are loved! Rock on!

Jamie Harker said...

That's a perfect gift for you! Natalie is a great gift-giver. It is always nice to have a visible reminder of how loved you are. :)

Melissa said...

Very pretty and you are loved!!

MiaKatia said...

The bracelet is beautiful. I am glad you get to keep extending your celebrations!

100 Percent Cottam said...

so glad you like it! i thought it looked like you! :)

Sarah said...

Oh, I love that. What a beautiful gift.

Cammie said...

It is very beautiful. Happy belated birthday, with all of your partying skills, I'm sure you had a great time!