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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Atta girl award!

I discovered Atta girl from a friend of mine here in Jacksonville. I really liked the concept behind it so I asked for a few for Christmas. (They are kind of on the pricey side so I wasn't holding out much hope!) I got my first one from my mother and father in law. I thought that I would pass this along to all of my military real life friends and bloggy world friends. These are like the Italian charm bracelets and are approximately the size of 2 of those together. You receive an "award" similar to those that your spouse recieves with each new ribbon that they achieve. (Honoring the ones who hold down the homefront....)It comes in a pretty blue box (not Tiffany's but doesn't it get you excited;-)?!) with a certificate.
The top one on my list was the "Had a baby on Deployment" achievement because I feel that anyone who can accomplish this feat has only the sky as their limit!! This is what my charm looks like and I proudly wear it on a chain right now. (That's right you can convert them into a pendant too!)

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My certificate reads........
IN RECOGNITION OF HEROIC DUTY ON THE HOME FRONT INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
Feeling like you were the only one there to hear your baby's first cry
The long nights made even longer because you were alone
Because your baby's little nose and beautiful eyes look just like your husband's, if only he were there to see them
Despite everyone coming to visit and help with the baby, the only one you wanted to see was your husband
Because two should be playing this game, not one
Your exceptional skills in strategic planning in preparing for the birth
The courage it took to feel labor coming on; knowing that you would do this without your husband's arms around you
And despite all of this, you can still laugh
FOR THIS AND SO MUCH MORE, WE HONOR YOU.

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Color meaning:
First and Last Crystals - Because you deserve
diamonds for this achievement!
Rose - was your baby a girl?
Crystal - for the love you have for your child
Aquamarine - or was your baby a boy?

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Intrigued? You should be! Go check them out at http://www.attagirlgifts.com/
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2 comments:

Mommyof2girlz said...

I've never heard of these, how cool! Congrats on your award and I hope you receive more to build your bracelet. Thanks for sharing!

chris said...

We LOVED being a part of it, Jamie. You had picked several of them, but this is the one that stuck out the most to us. we love you and are so grateful that you are a good wife to our son. Chris

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