THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Journey Necklace




I turn 40 next month. Yes, the big 4-0. I'm at peace with it. I am very comfortable with my life and where I am in it. I have achieved the things that were important to me and am incredibly content. My focus is on bringing home my daughter and caring for my family. I am blessed with 3 beautiful healthy sons and wonderful husband.


My Aunt and my Grandmother gave me this necklace as an early birthday gift since we will not be able to be together on my big day. My Aunt says it is a journey necklace and I have been on a journey. She was careful to point out that there are seven diamonds.


This is the best photo I could take of it as my camera is very challenged. But it means the world to me and I plan to always wear it.


49 comments:

Carol said...

Welcome to the 40 club!

Noemi said...

That was very sweet of them. Funny thing. Before reading the entire post I counted how many stones where on it! I said to myself, yup that is her sign that Sophia WILL make it home!

Linda said...

How special is that necklace... It shows that your family truly understands your journey and is always behind you with their support. You have been a special person on these blogs, aways looking for ways to help others and being there for everyone. I think you should be comfortable with your 40th year... You have grown and learned so much in the years prior that you are able to share with others. HAPPY (EARLY) BIRTHDAY TO A VERY SPECIAL PERSON THAT I AM PROUD TO CALL MY FRIEND ..With all the prayers for a special birthday year....Linda

that girl (shelly) said...

beautiful and deserved!

kerri said...

The 40's are wonderful, I have never been more comfortable in my body and soul.
The necklace is just gorgeous, what a wonderful sentiment, you'll wear it beautifully. ;)
So glad you enjoyed your family time.Hope your Grandmother was doing well, I'm sure your visit lifted her spirits.

LaLa said...

What a beautiful and meaningful gift!! Happy Early Birthday : )

Kim Kenward said...

What a lovely gift with such a beautiful story behind it. Happy 40th. It's not too bad (really).

Daniella said...

Absolutely beautiful! I turned 40 on the 3rd and it wasn't as bad as I thought :) I still feel and act a lot younger! Have a wonderful birthday.

mommy24treasures said...

its beautiful... I too will be 40 soon... Seems odd doesn't it?

Denise said...

40 is actually great so far...welcome to the club.

That is a beautiful necklace~

Rachael said...

What a thoughtful (and beautiful!) gift. Happy uncoming birthday!

Special K said...

What a sweet and appropriate gift! 40 is the new 30 - LOL!

LINDA said...

From my perspective, you are still young!!!!
The necklace is beautiful and will carry such wonderful love close to your heart.
I want you to know that I have doubled my prayers for your Sophia to find her forever family. You ALL deserve the joy this will bring...(((HUGS))) Linda

amy said...

what a beautiful piece!!!

YOu know I love you!

Michelle said...

Hi Kimberley!

That necklace is so pretty and very meaningful! I think that it was just so kind and thoughtful of your aunt and grandmother to give this to you!!!

The 40 club is not so bad. : )

Desiree said...

Happy early b-day!! Beautiful necklace. What a great gift.

jennifer said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful gift! It's beautiful.

Truly Blessed said...

What a lovely, thoughtful gift. I, too, counted the diamonds before reading through the entire post, heh.

40 isn't bad (it's a far off memory for me, though!).

Sharon said...

That is the nicest gift i have seen in a very long time!! Happy Birthday! It s kind of a releif to finally be 40 since I have been 40 for 4 yrs now! I know.

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

What a special gift! It is so beautiful...and how awesome that there are 7 diamonds!!!

OH MY #6 said...

lovely.

Lea
xo

Mardi said...

owww...how perfect! Happy early birthday!! :)

Dolores and Shawn said...

That's beautiful! And from such wonderful women will make it that more special to you.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

BEAUTIFUL...
Love the 7 diamonds..
Perfect gift for 40..
I am fearing 40 but everyone is saying it isn't so bad..
I will know in 3 years...
Hugs girly..
Have a Great time at your families...

Steffie B. said...

David gave me one last year for my 40th as well.....7 diamonds for 7 children.....let's get together after school starts....I am pulling my hair out right now!

Love you girl....soon....they are coming soon! ;)

Michelle said...

What a beautiful necklace with such special meaning!! Happy early 40!

Cyndi said...

What a great present to represent your Journey and I love that it does have 7 diamonds. How thoughtful of them.

Gail said...

What a wonderful gift. Happy early birthday you youngster! ;) The 40's are amazing I think.

Amy said...

That is an incredibly thoughtful, lovely gift! Hope your forties are fabulous!!!

Paula said...

What a beautiful necklace and the perfect gift for you.
I love the background song by Casting Crowns, its one of my favorites.

Debz said...

Beautiful bling! So thoughtful of them.
You totally don't look 40!

Michelle said...

That is so beautiful and meaningful! Happy birthday!!!

Walker said...

Stunning..
What is amazing about this necklace too is the fact that it curves... & in you own journey it has curves in it too.. but around each curve is a BEAUTIFUL jewel! Hang on sister... that precious is own its way!
love Keisha!

ps.. did your friend receive her hairbows?

The Byrd's Nest said...

That is just beautiful! I am praying, praying, praying for you. I just know that God has the perfect plan for your new child.

Desiree said...

Didn't know where to contact you so here goes. We will be in Xian Aug. 25-Sept 1. I have emailed Amanda at Starfish, if you have anything that needs to go. Not sure if this gives you much time. Maybe you could let me know what they need and I can go buy it??
Thanks,
Desiree

mommy2gabby said...

How simple beautiful and so meaningful! Yes, 40 isn't bad! Neither is 50. As long as you have a young heart and love life to the fullest the numbers just don't matter!!!!

Jody

mommy2gabby said...

How simple beautiful and so meaningful! Yes, 40 isn't bad! Neither is 50. As long as you have a young heart and love life to the fullest the numbers just don't matter!!!!

Jody

a Tonggu Momma said...

Happy 40th!!! And what a beautiful, thoughtful gift. I love the sentiment.

Kayce said...

What a wonderful gift for such a wonderful woman! Happy early birthday!

Ashley said...

Oooh!! So pretty! How neat that it has 7 diamonds ... totally appropriate! :)

Denise C said...

Beautiful gift for a beautiful person! I hope you have the most blessed b-day ever!
*I'll have to share the heart story of my "7 diamond" ring that Chelsi and Chuck gave to me one Christmas!
Love you sweet friend!!!

Shelly and Family said...

A beautiful necklace...with a beautiful meaning behind it!

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Girl, you make turning 40 years old look great! What a beautiful gift and what a lovely Aunt and Grandmother you have that appreciates you so much.

Hugs,
Jonni

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

What a special gift to commemorate this milestone birthday. I just hit that same milestone 3 weeks ago. I hope you embrace this time of your life. You should be proud of all you've accomplished and the difference you make in so many lives.

Love,
Lisa

Mommy Spice said...

What a special gift. Happy early birthday. I turn 40 next summer, and I've been preparing for that day already. I hope you have an awesome birthday!

k1 said...

Only 40!!! I'm only 2 years away from 50. It seems so strange to say that. Sometimes I feel like I'm still in my 20's, other times I feel 80.

It's a beautiful gift with a special meaning. Treasure the love behind the gift.

Truly Blessed's birthday is next month too!!!

mom 2 many said...

What a beautiful gift! I'm sure you'll treasure it for years to come.

Blessings,
Carla

Amie said...

That is so sweet! Such special meaning...LOVE IT!

:)
Amie

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

This is so beautiful. What a very thoughtful and symbolic gift. I am sure you will cherish it forever.

Happy 40th girlie!!!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki