Tuesday, July 22, 2008

47 and counting

Today is my birthday. My little guy is feeling much better, which is the greatest gift of all. He is back home playing with the dogs, cracking wry jokes, and delving into his favorite books. He even baked his signature chocolate chip cookies. He will need some additional medical attention for the next few weeks, but we are all hoping for a full recovery. Having a seriously ill child truly makes you reflect on what is important in life. So my birthday promise is to slow down and to live my days more fully, embracing every moment I have with my sons.

My mother and sisters sent me this beautiful necklace by swedish jewelry designer efva attling. Her work is world renowned and I am honored to have one of her pieces. The silver droplet is so sensual and simple. Tusen tack mamma, katta, och ulrika!

My lovely husband and the boys gave me a bicycle, which I will pick out from here. I am thrilled to be able to pedal to the market and the post office without leaving carbon wheel prints. Tonight we are off for a family dinner at duners. Life at 47 is bliss...


  1. Happy Birthday! I hope it was a lovely day for you!
    SO glad to hear your son is feeling better! xo
    We haven't been to Duners yet, but sometime we will have to try it.

  2. I've thought of you often these past few weeks, praying that your son has been making a speedy recovery. I'm positive it was a jarring/scary experience, but I'm relieved, so relieved to hear that he's making such excellent progress!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOTTA! I'm sending heaps of love your way! Many blessings!

  3. So nice to hear that your son is starting to recover. We do need to learn to live in the moment, don't we. Enjoy every little moment we have with our loved ones. Remember what matters.

    Beautiful necklace and I LOVE the bike!

  4. ah! happy birthday one day late
    !! sounds like a wonderful day!

  5. oh!~ i'm sorry i didn't see the previous post--am so sorry about your son...am glad to hear he is recovering...all my best wishes to you and your and your family.

  6. Happy belated birthday! What lovely gifts. I'm specially jealous of the bike!

  7. Oh I am so happy your little one is feeling better...I can't imagine anything more awful....Happy Birthday dear Lotta! Such a lovely bike and necklace...you deserve them both!

  8. Happy Birthday Lotta - so happy to hear that your son is on the mend.

    I have bicycle envy!

  9. reading "life at 47 is bliss" is one of the greatest lines i've read in awhile...


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