Yesterday WAS my birthday...
Before I start filling you in on all the ways it was special, I want to THANK YOU guys for all of the sweet comments you left... You guys are AMAZING!
Okay... now, I'll tell you how our day started...
The day (for Zach & Gabe) began around 4 AM. Zach had asked Gabe the night before that if he got up early to wake him. I don't think he thought Gabe would get up THAT early. =-)
Once they got up, they IMMEDIATELY started cleaning (that was the plan from the night before)... Link & I knew they were up to something so we stayed in bed.
After a LONG WHILE we turned on the tv (in our room) so that they would know we were awake. Then we started hearing the "clank" of dishes. You guessed it - they cooked me BREAKFAST and brought it to me in bed.
Wait, let me back up... Link went ahead into the kitchen... just a few moments later they came into my room (while singing Happy Birthday), and carrying a tray and my breakfast. Now, get this... I've been doing Weight Watchers and I've been cooking things like "grilled cheese" in a special way to make it lower in points. Well, Zach cooked it JUST THE WAY I DO! (With fat free spray butter and EVERYTHING!) They even put the tiny little pickles on my plate, just the way I would! Oh, and they also fixed my water (with my FAVORITE flavored "stir in")
Did I mention I got HOMEMADE birthday cards too???? Those are THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I learned after we lost Brent that things done by their sweet little hands BEAT ANYTHING that could be bought!
THEN, they announced that they wanted to give me the day off! Are you thinking what I was thinking??? LOL!! I believe there was some motive behind that one! (I always give them the day off on their birthday... remember, we home-school)
Well, motive or not, they'd been SO STINKIN SWEET I decided we'd ALL take the day OFF! Link was rained out and he was going to be home all day... SOOOOOOOOOO... ALL of that to say that I spent the whole day with my guys!
Of course my Mom came over and hung out a while. Later in the evening my sister came a little early for church so I got to have a little *extra special* time with her as well. (It's been our week to "host" church - so everyone was coming here).... Oh YEAH, and to finish off the night... my niece, Addison, baked me a birthday cake and we all (our entire church group) had CAKE after church last night! It was a REALLY WONDERFUL day!
Now, don't let me FAIL to mention that my BEST GIRL, SUSAN, HONORED me on HER blog! (I stole the image below from Susan's blog - hehehe)
That was one of the sweetest posts EVER! Yes, I was doing the "happy cry" all day. (I got that phrase from my friend Amie... well, unless I'm saying it all wrong.. LOL!)
Friends, if you don't know Susan, you are MISSING A BLESSING! We met through our son's caringbridge sites, then GOD ALLOWED me to meet this sweet soul in person! (I'll share THAT story in another post) O:-) Please, if you haven't already, go over and say hello.. You'll be BLESSED by getting to know her!
So, from Susan's post, I had many BEAUTIFUL HEARTS to come over and wish me a Happy Birthday! THANK YOU ALL, SO VERY MUCH! You guys are BEYOND AMAZING! Yes, it was an AMAZING DAY INDEED!
Whoops, I also got some emails and text messages wishing me a great day! (I sure don't want to leave anyone out)
I have not so great memories of my birthday in history - it was the day that Brent went into the hospital for the last time, ever. We went in and things just kept going terribly wrong from there. He was in the hospital from my birthday, until he WENT HOME to be with the LORD on Jan. 2, 2007.
THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH for making my day so SPECIAL! Thank You for helping me make HAPPY memories! I ADORE YOU!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Yesterday WAS my birthday...