Well, I have to give them credit. I was surprised about something. The party was kind of expected, though, since my 40th birthday fell on a Sunday on which there happened to be a fellowship meal at church. How could they not go about whispering and pretending to forget my birthday while telling me not to bring anything...I usually carry in a main dish. The secret phone calls and all of the usual things we do and think no one notices. It is amazing anyone is ever caught by surprise.
But, they did get me... and I bawled like a baby. There were cards and a few presents and then there was just one more...
I have done something that is very unusual for us. I've purchased tickets to a Christmas Concert in Philadelphia in early December for just my husband and myself. The last couple of years have been so hard with the passing of both of our fathers. The circumstances of both were very involved and have consumed our thoughts and emotions. Quite frankly, I am exhausted. So this is the first time that Warren and I will do something "fun" together in quite some time...without our precious children. Well, our dear friends and family at church decided that we should make a weekend of it and graciously gifted me the money to stay over. See, you would have cried too, right? What else could I do, the tears flowed like regular water works!
Many thanks to those generous friends and family for the hard work and love that went into making my day special.
Thanks for the cards and phone calls Grandma, Sarah and Uncle Cliff and Aunt Naomi. Loved it!
Everyone have a super day. I am off to teach some history to some of my favorite people on this planet.