we all have them. We all hope we make it for another one.
Pretty much just another day as we get older.
I had one, last Friday. Just another day.....or so I thought.
I got up with the sun, as usual, and was greeted with the wagging tails and lapping tongues
of the Girls who make that sun shine a bit brighter for me every day. We took a quick walk down the Lane and around the Farm. Perfect way to start just another Friday.
It was my birthday though. I decided to treat myself to a pedicure so I got myself presentable
to leave the driveway and off I went.
I probably should've soaked my feet prior....I didn't. They had their work cut out for them.
They soaked, and scrubbed and soaked and scoured and finally my feet were presentable too.
Just another day, so I headed back towards home. Thinking Nanc might be able to take a short road trip with me. We try to make a point of doing something for each others birthdays. Nothing big.
Just two friends spending just another day with each other.
I get to the drive and turn in. There are 20 or more cars parked. I panic and think,
"oh my Lord, I scheduled something for today and forgot it"!
Then I see this.....
both sides of my drive, lined with people. Not just regular people. Very special people.
It was like a Birthday Parade and I felt like the Queen. I think I may have even waved.
I was dumbfounded. They all sang Happy Birthday.....to me.
A birthday feast had been prepared and my garage had been turned into a
country birthday paradise.
There were balloons and sunflowers. Raspberry pies and special cupcakes.
There were even presents....for me.
Most importantly though, there were all these very special people here to celebrate with me.
Nanc, the ring leader. She organized, planned, schemed and even fibbed to me. A few others did the same. So I would be none the wiser. So I wouldn't venture off to Tilda's as I had planned.
Big Pops was in on it too. I'm betting Sophie, Ivy and Isabelle were as well.
I had never had a real birthday party. Not one I remember. Where all your best friends are there to celebrate with you. Where you eat lots of good food, cupcakes and raspberry pie.
Where there are presents and wonderful cards with beautiful notes inside.
Where everyone makes you feel special and loved and enough.
All these special women. Gathering here to make me feel special too. And they did....
very special. My heart was full.....
and yes, I cried. Happy tears, very happy tears.
It wasn't just another day, not just another day at all.
I love you all. Thank you for loving me too.
The Birthday Girl,