I am so thankful for every year. It doesn't matter to me that I have grey hair and wrinkles. I would prefer not to have some of the aches and pains, but I probably have earned them all justly. Being a cancer survivor for 17 years, I don't take any days for granted anymore. Every day is special even the hard days. In the past 17 years I have been so blessed with 4 special grandchildren and the best family. It is great to be friends with your grown up children and to be proud of who they have become, who they married and who their wonderful children are. I love them all, and thank God everyday for them and for life. Today we went to Orange Park and had lunch at Applebee's which is my very favorite eating out place. We did some shopping and came home and had birthday cake. Tanek wanted to be sure we had birthday cake and he could help me blow out (3) candles. We didn't want to start a fire. And he sang a very Happy Birthday to his Nana. He wanted to add the sprinkles to the cake to make it even more special.
And a very big birthday kiss. So sweet.
The cake with the added sprinkles on it. It was very good. We all enjoyed it.
This morning first thing I had a phone call with a singing family singing Happy Birthday. That was very special. Even though they couldn't be here in person they were with me in my heart.
Love my Maryland family. Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes. Today was a very special birthday. Didn't do anything spectacular but what we did was very special. Just being together. Got special wishes from the hubs and Stephanie and Tanek too. Thanks for all the phone calls and special wishes from friends. I feel very loved today. In just 5 days we get to celebrate Stephanie's birthday. Our big celebration will be the next week end when we make our birthday trip to Disney. Yippee!