8.23.2009

Happy Birthday to Me

"A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart." ~author unknown

I had a birthday this past week and I can truly say that my heart was touched by the genuine outpouring of love from both family and friends. I had friends bringing over warm monkey bread and warm cinnamon raisin bread, Diet Coke and beautiful jewelery. I had a wonderful lunch with Natalie, the kiddoes and Jessica [our new adoptive family member!], I had a great dinner with family and friends, and I even had a bundt cake [my all-time favorite - white chocolate raspberry!] that was not easy to procure and I know it.

I have had thoughtful gifts, cards, and flowers handed to me by friends and family who love me. I have coupons and gift cards to redeem. I had a trip to the Melting Pot with my wonderful Primary presidency, and I can't tell you how many loving hugs I received. I had gifts left on my doorstep and I had visits that included treats and more gifts. And don't forget cookies. Lots of yummy cookies! These family members and friends really know me. I am the most blessed, luckiest person I know.

Why? Not so much because of the gifts, but more because of the message of love those gifts sent. My heart has been touched. I know I am loved. And that truly is the greatest gift that anyone can receive. Thanks, everybody!! You made my day, my month and my year.

Love you all.

[notice one cookie missing? Yup. I ate it immediately].

10 comments:

MiaKatia said...

Happy birthday Jan!!!

Darleen said...

Happy Birthday!!! Wonderful things for a wonderful lay. Sounds like you had a great day.

hoLLy said...

i'm so happy to hear you were taken such great care of on your birthday! you deserve it all and more! happy birthday!

hoLLy said...

"wonderful lay" from the last commenter is making me laugh. i'm sorry. that is so inappropriate of me. i know it was a typo, but leave it to me to see it and turn it into something bad. . .:)

Andi said...

You deserve it Jan! I miss you!

100 Percent Cottam said...

love you love you! glad you had a good day.

Natalie Scott said...

So great to feel so loved on your birthday. You did that for me on mine, and I can never thank you enough!

Glad you had such a wonderful day. The melting pot was oh so yummy and SO fun!

Carrie said...

Yay! Glad you had a great birthday. You are most def. loved!

Hacking it up said...

I am SO glad you had a great birthday!! You certainly deserve it!!!Love you!

tiburon said...

Sounds like you had a super fantastic day!