11.08.2008

Four Seasons

For my birthday in August, both my parents and Mark's parents gave me money. This year, I was determined to hold onto it all until I decided exactly what I wanted to do with it. You know how the money so easily gets assimilated into the family budget -- well, for once I wanted something significant to show as their birthday gift to me.

I love James Avery jewelery and wish they would bring back their "tree of life" charm. It's beautiful and it's something I'd love to have -- but it's been retired. So I browse through their stuff off and on and found this beautiful "Four Seasons" charm that I fell in love with.

I love it not only because it is so pretty and depicts the four seasons in such a lovely way [and since we don't really have four official seasons here, it's fun for that reason alone], but I love that it reminds me that life is lived in seasons as well.

I need to remember to not wish away the season I am in, but to live in it fully and love it. This necklace is a beautiful reminder for me and I find myself wearing it nearly every day.

12 comments:

Nat Lud said...

Great find! And way to go on saving your b-day money. I can never seem to do that . . .

hoLLy said...

it is oh so lovely!

Andi said...

I love it! I bet it looks great on you. And smart cookie for hoarding your cash!

Jennifer said...

I love it! What a great reminder to enjoy the seasons of life. I am trying not to miss anything and to enjoy it all. It is really hitting home with me because of Hannah leaving for college next year.

Renae said...

I love that you thought long and hard about what to get for your birthday. The charm is perfect. You are a woman for all seasons.

MCMULLIN FAMILY said...

LOVE this!

MiaKatia said...

I am so with you, I wish I had bought the Tree of Life charm when I had the chance. But the four seasons is high on my wish list for this Christmas.

100 Percent Cottam said...

it is SO pretty and the perfect choice!

Tiburon said...

I have that same pendant (and matching earrings) and I love it!!

Mel said...

I love it! So pretty.

Cammie said...

OHHH I love that. Seasons can mean so many things, and represent feelings so well.

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful pendant! I'm glad that you waited and got "something significant" -- it's lovely.