Thursday, September 23, 2010

Growing Older...

Yes, it's true...I'm growing older.  Another birthday has come and gone.  There are definitely advantages to growing older:
  • The obvious one - I'm still here!
  • I think I'm a little wiser
  • People call me "Sweetie" and "Honey"
  • The importance of birthdays seems less
This year was a little different.  Jay and I both have our birthdays in September, and we have usually been able to go see our children.  Not this year. Birthdays fell in the middle of the week.  This year, I caught a stomach "bug" and spent most of the day in bed.

My children called and that is always wonderful.  My friends sent sweet and beautiful cards.  Facebook added a new dimension with birthday wishes from friends and family - far and wide - some very unexpected.  Friends dropped by and brought gifts - so thoughtful and made me feel very special.

I received these at work...






Aren't they gorgeous?  The roses smelled
heavenly. The the sunflowers' color is so
vivid it almost "hurts" to look at them.






I also received a first....





A cake!  Came by FedEx...thank you Jill!
We haven't tasted it yet, but it looks scrumptious, and the box it is in - delightful!






This next gift expresses perfectly my last point in how birthdays change with age.

                                                                                                                                                                      

Yes, it's Diet Dr. Pepper.  After asking and asking, "what do you want for your birthday?" and hearing,
"Nothing"...this is what my sweet husband brought to me, as I lay in bed sick.  Diet Dr. Pepper is my
major vice, so much so, that I switched to Diet Dr. Thunder (Wal-Mart's brand) because I felt guilty.
LOL!  I couldn't stop smiling when I saw this box.  Clever man.





From my brother, Kevin.  Oh how I love him and
the new relationship we have in Jesus Christ!








 Thank you, Family and Friends - for enriching my life!

3 comments:

Alex and Jill said...

I love that Daddy bought you Diet DP! :)

Love you!

The Disheroons said...

I hope you had a great birthday. I always ask to get my hair cut and highlighted for my birthday present. I really can't justify it any other way. I hope you enjoyed your diet drpepper.

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