So yesterday was my birthday. It ..was the best birth day I've had in years. I arrived at my office to find my cube decorated to the nines. Streamers, fluffy balls, necklaces...the works. I felt very special.
My boss took me to lunch and it was supposed to be just the two of us. It ended up being 6 people at lunch and I had a blast! At the end of our meal, someone placed a stuffed chicken on my head and I had to flap my "wings" for the whole birthday song. I was embarrassed but it was fun. When I got back from lunch I was told that there was a birthday cake for me. I was very pleased to find out that it was a VANILLA cake! A cake I could eat!!!! At last, someone got me a birthday cake that wasn't chocolate, so I wouldn't die! (I'm allergic to chocolate)
I got over 200 birthday wishes! I didn't know I had so many friends! I thought I had 4 or maybe 5 people who would know how special birthdays are to me, but I was completely overwhelmed with how many people took time to wish me a happy day.
Words cannot express how happy I am to be 49 years old and I am beyond words to say how wonderful I feel to have so many friends wish me well. I've written before about how I didn't think I'd live past 20 years of age based on certain events and how each day is a gift. I just never thought that I'd be 29 +years past due. I've lost some very special people in the last 2 years. People that I never expected to be gone before me and it's been really hard to tell the truth. I feel guilty that they're gone and I'm still here. So it's up to me to live life to the fullest and make the most of every day. And I swear to God that I am happy for every morning that I wake up and am able to get myself out of bed and make my way through the day. I live with daily pain but I don't mind. It's my reminder that I'm still alive and that it's a small price to pay. It's nice to be on the right side of the dirt.
Thanks so much to my friends, wonderful family, boss and to the big boss of my being. I am the absolute luckiest girl on this planet.