Monday, December 15, 2008

A Fitting "Birthday" Gift

Well I know it isn't technically my birthday for another 90 some odd minutes, but I am going to post about the gift Jon gave me anyway.
Okay I am just going to say, photography is not one of my talents. ;) But this necklace is beautiful. My sister in law Darleen made it. Jon asked her to do it and helped conceptualize the design. Each of the five gems is a birthstone of one of my children and it is expandable for future children. 

How lucky for me that my children's birthstones also happen to be some of my favorite gems and they are Christmas colored. At the upper left is a Ruby for July (Lauren). At the upper right is a garnet for January (Ann Marie). The two green stones are Emeralds for May (Sabrina and Peanut). Lastly, in the center is a diamond for April (Camille). It is so fitting that her birthstone be the one to capture and refract light. 

I love the necklace and even more I love the meaning behind it. Thank you Jonathan and Darleen. And thank you to whoever gave the idea. I still haven't read the comments from that post. Good night friends and good bye being 33. 

27 comments:

Marleen said...

What a cool necklace. I love the meaning behind it. Hope to see it on you the next time I see you. Way to go Jonathan.

Amanda said...

It's beautiful and he's so very thoughtful and sentimental. I love it.

Jonelle said...

Stephanie- That is so beautiful and thoughtful! (Way to go Jon and Darleen!) I am so glad you had a great NY trip.:) I too am a fellow Saggitarius- (the 20th) and I too am turning 34 this year. May your 34th year be beautiful!

Mimi's Toes said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I love the necklace very much. You can wear it with anything.

Shanan said...

The necklace is beautiful - in meaning and in look. Have a great day Steph - Happy Birthday!

Maine Mom said...

Welcome to the age of 34. :-)

What a sweet, beautiful, thoughtful birthday necklace.

Happy Birthday!

Mindy said...

Happy birthday!! What are you now? ... 25? :) Hope it's a fantastic day!! It's snowing here in Utah just for your big day! :)

Lori said...

This is just beautiful. Your husband did very well. Love the little diamond at the end.

Julie said...

Wow, how sweet and so meaningful. Just lovely.

Happy Birthday to you! I hope your day is filled with joy and lots of love and hugs from all your cherished ones around you.

Jennie said...

It's beautiful! What a thoughtful husband. I love sentimental gifts/cards more than any other kind. I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

Sue said...

Happy birthday! The gift is definitely a keeper (and so is your husband!!).

Davis family said...

Happy Birthday Stephanie. Hope its a very happy birthday for you!

Heather & Greg said...

Happy Birthday Stephanie, I hope your day is filled with wonderful memories. Your gift is absolutely perfect, something you can cherish forever! Great job Jonathan!

Jonathan Waite said...

Thank you Cynthia Bailey for the idea!! Thank you EVERYONE for giving me ideas. Cynthia's idea worked out well because we were about to go see my sister who makes jewelry (her website is www.darleenmeier.com) and as I was going through the birthstones -- voila!! Christmas colors!!! It just worked out well, especially with my little Cami's clear, reflective stone. Thanks again to everyone.

cynphil6 said...

Jon and Stephanie,

You are most welcome! Happy Birthday Stephanie!
I am so glad it worked out for you!
It is BEAUTIFUL!
We love you and yours, and pray that you feel all the peace, love, and joy that you deserve today and everyday!

xoxo
The Bailey's

Heidi said...

I agree--what a beautiful necklace and idea. Happy Birthday, Stephanie!

Megan D. said...

That is so thoughtful. What a great husband to go to those lengths for a gift that will be special to you your whole life. I love those kind of treasures!

Randi said...

Happy Birthday!

It is a beautiful necklace. I love the idea.

So Blessed said...

Stephanie,
What a beautiful necklace! Does youe sister make them to sell? I would love one and I know my sister and mother would love one as well.

Lisa Gregersen

Tara L. said...

It is beautiful Happy Birthday!

Heather said...

I was introduced to your story last night. I think I have read every post, in the last few hours. The gosple is wonderful and so many times I also have been able to look back and see how the Lord has taken time to prepare me for a loss. It is so good to see you thriving, and just taking it day by day. It's all we have ever been asked to do. Thank you both, and your girls also, for being such a great example.

Noorda Notebook said...

that's really really pretty. you have good jewelry making family members and friends!

happy bday again!

The Esplin Boys and Kassie said...

Happy Birthday Stephanie!
I wanted to drop you a note about your Christmas Angel Tree (I think that's what you called it).
My family donated some toys and blankets to the Family Crisis Nursery (or The Family Support Center)in West Jordan, UT. It's a place children can be dropped off for up to 5 days for whatever reason, no questions asked.

I donated in honor of my lil' missionary, your baby, Camille.

Love,
Kassie

Stephanie said...

Kassie,
THANK you SO much! I will write this down and put it in Camille's Stocking for us to read and remember Christmas morning. I love this! Thank you!

love,
Stephanie

e said...

gorgeous, steph! can't wait to see it in person.

nice work, jon!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow. That is one beautiful necklace Stephanie. Well done Jonathon. Well deserved Stephanie - it is beautiful, just like you.

Love to you

Jane

janalee said...

Beautiful :)