Monday, December 8, 2008

Memorable Moments Monday- Birthday Surprises

Last week I celebrated a birthday. I try not to think of my birthday in terms of years any more. Even though I remember a time that I couldn't wait to turn a year older because it would bring about new responsibilities or more freedom. Now each year just seems to mark a passage of another year behind my belt and new aches and pains. Okay, so I'm feeling a little old but I shouldn't. Actually, I look back and realize that today I'm much wiser than I was say 10 years ago. I feel more settled, a little more relaxed, and definitely more confident. So I've vowed to not concentrate on the numbers, but focus on the accomplishments. And honestly when I do that my birthday becomes a real celebration of life, both past and present. I'm lucky too because I'm surrounded by a family that is all about celebrating those moments with me.

I woke up on my birthday with a little gift on the table from my girls. They had given me a stopwatch and running gloves...just want I had hinted at needing! Later in the day the Fed EX man arrived and delivered these:

Two dozen, beautiful roses from hubby. They were petite with shades ranging from dusky pink to crimson red. I was shocked not because he sent me flowers, he does that often, but because they were roses. He has told me in the past that roses are so ordinary, anyone can send roses. He prefers the exotic flowers, something different, something that requires some thought. But as I slowly unwrapped each rosebud to put in my vase I saw how different these roses were. Not one was the exact color of another. It was if each had been plucked from the clouds during one of our glorious west Texas sunsets. Ordinary, I believe not!

If that wasn't enough to make me cry, this was attached to the flowers:

That's enough to make a girl swoon, even if he can't count!!

That night I enjoyed a wonderful dinner out with my family, with calls from the rest of my family wishing me well on my big day. It was a day filled with memorable moments and lots of fun!
Do you remember a special birthday celebration?


Pat's Place said...

Beautiful flowers! And how I miss those wonderful sunsets. Can't see them for all trees down this way. Sigh! Happy Birthday!

Smockity Frocks said...

Beautiful flowers! And that note? Made me teary eyed...sniff.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday!! :)

Kara said...


Amy said...

I thought of you when I saw this download:

It isn't exactly pioneer, but it is a read-aloud story of Christmas in 1776. It is free, but only available for today if you are interested. :)

Anonymous said...

Mom just to let you know you are 36.Even if Dad can't count I can't read.(Just kidding.):)-Em