Yesterday evening was my normal girls night which I had every intention of going to and enjoying like I normally do every week to just relax and be with the girls. Li was gone, and she is the fore runner of the group. The rest of us were going to go out for my birthday, but with my back pain I asked if they would just be up to doing a regular girls night. Little did I know that M, Ambs, and Anny had thrown together a little birthday gig for me complete with spoilage. Presents, gorgeous roses, cards, and a black forest with bourbon soaked cherries cake. Each time one of them came in, I had to close my eyes until they got the present, flowers, or cake situated. The tears welled up too many times and I sat back and marvelled at the situation and am so very grateful these girls are in my life. To laugh and cry and celebrate with.
About an hour into my girls night and just before we had dinner ready Brando and the boys knocked on the door and brought me two roses and a Lindt chocolate bar. Then they went back out and came back in about six more times, ech time with two red roses and a gift until I had a dozen roses total, four starbucks frappucinos, whoppers from Justinb, ferrero rocher from Shawners, Sweet Leaf tea, a card from each of them, and the Lindt chocolate bar. All my favorites! Shawners card came by way of Justinb and it read, "I wish we could spend your birthday with you." while he sat forlornly on the couch watching cartoons with K. I told Brando to let them stay up and watch movies until I got home so I could hang out with them for a little bit, and they did. When I got home Justinb and Brando had cake and chocolate and passed out while I cuddled up with Shawners on the couch and asked if I could watch the rest of his movie with him and spend my birthday with him. We finished the movie then I laid next to him until he fell asleep w his hand wrapped around my finger like he did when he was a baby.
A truly amazing, delightful, surprising, fabulous day. I couldn't have asked for anything better!