Twelve years ago today
a sweet baby girl was born
on the same day as her Auntie --
only 40 years later.
My niece, Brigitta and I share our birthday
and we both absolutely love it!
Twelve years ago I was at the mall shopping with Mr. D - on my birthday - and my baby sister called my cell phone to tell me she had just given birth to our Brigitta. After hanging up the phone I decided that right there, that day I would buy Brigitta a charm bracelet and add a charm a year to it -- then give it to her on a special birthday. I purchased the bracelet and two charms that day, one said "special" and the other was a tiny baby cup.
Each year I bought a charm for her bracelet
I made a charm too -- with a crystal bead from an old bracelet of my mother's, (her grandmother) and two amethyst Swarovski crystals (birthstone).
This year felt "right" for giving her the bracelet.
Now she can add her own charms for special events.
Of course I'll keep adding charms too!
Brigitta and I celebrated together at a favorite pizza joint
(Lou Malnati's) with several other family members.
A good time was had by all.
I loved being with 2 of my sisters and their families.
While our boy takes care of things on the home front -- Mr. D and I celebrated in Cincinnati tonight with our Wild One, and our son-in-love (to be).
Ahh, it's good to be me.