…time makes you bolder, even children get older and I’m getting older, too….

I recently celebrated my birthday.  I had originally planned on taking the day off but a yucky case of shingles kept me home the week before so I had to work on my birthday.  I had hoped to take a day trip with my daughter and her children, not wanting any hoopla, just a lovely day with my loves but we had to put that off for another day.

When I arrived at work, my co-workers had decorated my office with festive colors, banners, flowers, presents……it was done up perfect for me!  Lunch included a birthday celebration paid for by the boss.  My co-workers are amazing women and our boss is a generous kind man.

When I arrived home, I walked into my quiet house and there was a beautifully framed collage of photos of the grandchildren.  I had recently mentioned how I didn’t have current photos of Rick’s grandchildren, and he did this for me.  It was perfect!

The day after my birthday, my son, his wife and my grandson took me to lunch and surprised me with another beautiful photograph of my grandson and step-granddaughter on canvas.  My son had also heard my comments and he took note.  I have a great son!

Tonight, my daughter, son in law, granddaughter and grandson are taking me to dinner.  My daughter is lovely and I am blessed she is my child….I can’t wait to see her!

And also, there were the many birthday wishes on social media, texts, and emails from people I care about.

What I find interesting in all of this is I had hoped for a simple day.  I didn’t want anything or a fuss.  But, I’m so glad the people in my life took the time to give me these joyful moments.

I don’t take for granted this life I get to live.  I hope this next year I can give back to everyone who helped make my day spectacular.

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