Last Friday I turned the 34 and had a great birthday. I decided to meet up with friends at the local aquarium because I thought it would be an easy place to bring kids and my friends wouldn’t need to find sitters. It ended up being very crowded and we had a hard time staying together as a group but I felt like I spent time with everyone who came and really enjoyed it.
My friend Lisa came over and stayed in the guest room Friday night. She even came with me to a midsingles game night I had to go to (and ended up being very fun!). We had a great time visiting and reminiscing about our missions (she served in my mission mostly before I got there).
When we all got back from the aquarium we had tarts from my favorite bakery, Bake 360. They were delish! My Dad surprised me by getting me a sound box and new TV!!! I was overwhelmed at such a gift. I also got some new big mixing bowls from my roommate and Mom, Anne of Green Gables from my sister, scarf, swimming shampoo, and my Christmas gift to myself came on my birthday- my dream Le Crueset dutch oven pot.
But more than any gifts I was blessed to be reminded with just how many people love me. I am so blessed with good people in my life. I lost track at 49 but I couldn’t even tell you how many birthday wishes I got on facebook and other social media. When I think of the lonely people I met on my mission and other places I am overwhelmed with gratitude at all God has given me.
Thanks to everyone who made my birthday memorable. I love you!