Yes, the big day has finally arrived. Yours truly has, in fact, turned 40.
GOD BLESS my wonderful friends who made this day so special for me -- they came over around lunch time, arranged a huge feast for the adults(complete with Indian food... my favorite!), AND managed to feed the little ones as well (I believe we had 16 kids running around in the back yard).
We had a fantastic time sitting in my kitchen -- laughing, eating great food (I'm STILL full!), and just sharing time together... something that doesn't happen all that often.
If that wasn't enough, I was blessed with books, jewelry, babysitting coupons, and gift certificates.
I got phone calls from my parents, my parents-in-law, my brother, my sister, our priest (how cool is that?), and friends. I got cards. I got a big chocolate cookie from a dear retired couple at our parish (how did they find out it was my birthday???).
My kids wrote me poems... my husband bought me several nice gifts... and we're going to go out to dinner this evening.
It was TRULY a blessed, wonderful day, and I am SO THANKFUL for all the people in my life who know me (and still manage to love me! Y'all are knocking time off of Purgatory for sure!). You all made my birthday something special. THANK YOU!