Yes, I have had several days of “celebrating” my birthday this year! And even though I can’t believe I am really this many years old, and I don’t love “aging” as such, I do realize that much that I have to be thankful for comes enclosed in the wrapping paper of years spent on this earth! So, I will rejoice and be glad, for birthdays!
One thing that made this birthday special is that our son and daughter-in-law (Mark and Kristy) flew in from Washington to spend a few days with us during my birthday week. Typically I am not with family on my birthday.
It is also the week of Kristy’s mom’s birthday. It also happened that the Cardinals were playing the Royals (Kristy’s family’s team—although Kristy is a huge Cardinals fan) in St. Louis. Cardinals games are nostalgic for us, as we attended several times together as a family when Mark and Kristy and their kids lived here. It also happens to be Spring in Missouri, a draw for Mark and Kristy, as that is something they miss out in Washington. So, they attended two games while here, one in the afternoon with Kristy’s mom and brother, and one in the evening with us.
On my birthday (May 23), I was pleasantly surprised by a fresh flower delivery, from Tory, with this special note attached:
“Happy birthday my sweet Mamo! I love you a bushel and a peck. You should be celebrated. Thank you for being such a wonderful, Christ-like example in my life! Love, Tory”
Made me feel very special indeed. She is a missionary in Mexico, and I’m sure it’s not that easy to arrange things like flower deliveries!!
That evening we went out for dinner to YaYa’s in Chesterfield.
After we got home, we had a very fun FaceTime with Sharida and Greg and Dawson (daughter’s family).
I also received a lot of nice birthday wishes on Facebook. It was a wonderful birthday.
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