Friday, September 12, 2008

birthday gratitude!!!!

Oh my goodness. What a day!!! With 20 minutes left in what will be September 11, 2008, I am just blown away. It has been an amazing day! No offense, but even without all of the fabulous birthday wishes, phone calls, e-mails, gifts, COMMENTS !! etc. it still would have been an amazing day.

The sun was shining in its perfect Seattle 70 plus degree way, just calling for the convertible top to be down. A friend visited without knowing it was my birthday. We had overnight company, great conversation, etc. regardless that it was Sept. 11. I love my life!! I love that I know who I am. I love my family—all of them—frustrating as they can be!! Just a minute ago, my husband looked at me and said, “You have good friends.” No doubt about that!

I have friends who sent me text messages at 5:45 a.m. Friends who begged to be first in wishing me happy birthday. People who sang when they really cannot sing—and it was lovely!!! Gifts arrived in the mail. Breakfast was shared with a soul sister. “Guys” sent me flowers and brought me wine. Cards. Gifts. Messages. Oh my goodness. Ask and you shall receive. Thank you thank You thank you!!! I don’t know what else to say, except that I feel extremely blessed and not an ounce of sadness resonates that I am a year older.

Who could ask for anything more?

8 comments:

Tess said...

Really glad for your lovely birthday. What a great picture - is it Riley? Hard to tell with his hair all blowin' in the wind.

Anonymous said...

Such a celebration as this overflows into the next day.... so happy belated birthday!!

storyteller said...

I’m delighted to know your birthday was special and fun!
Hugs and blessings,

differenceayearmakes said...

I'm so glad to hear that your birthday was full of joy.

Barbara said...

Sounds like an absolutely lovely day! You deserve it, lucy!
It inspires me to "come out of the closet" on my own birthday. I tend to be conflicted about celebrating it.

lucy said...

tess--nope not riley, but maybe a distant cousin. it is from the birthday card my dear hubby gave to me :)

anon--thanks...dare you reveal yourself?

storyteller--it has been wonderful having you around recently. thanks for joining in the celebration!!

"difference"--glad you stopped by to add to the joy and hopefully share in it, too.

barbara--so...when might that birthday be?

kitten said...

Wonderful! My little brother's BD was the 11th also. I always try to make his day was special.

lucy said...

kitten--everyone needs a big sis like you. wish your brother a belated happy birthday from one 9.11 person to another. thanks for stopping by and saying hi!!!