Last Monday was my birthday. Funny thing about birthdays...you never know what to expect or how you might feel. That's how it is with me anyway. For whatever reason, this birthday I felt very emotional. I had my mom, who is with the Lord, on my mind so much. I was missing her as well as Stephanie, in Honduras and Joshua in Ft. Riley. I began to ask the Lord to give me a happy heart.
The morning of my birthday I was greeted with a HAPPY BIRTHDAY from Jim. He headed out to Starbucks to buy us a coffee while I made scrambled eggs and put a coffee cake in the oven. Shortly, Colette arrived, and I told her that today was my birthday and along with our coffees Mr. Jim had bought her a hot chocolate. Instead of her sitting down to drink it she went to work setting the table with Elmo placemats, fancy napkins and asked where the candles were. All the while I was to not look. Then I heard her whispering to Jim. I hurried and got my camera! I loved my birthday breakfast. My heart was happy. I felt loved by this 5 yr. old that wanted to make my day special!
Stacy called on her way to work to tell me happy birthday and asked about my lunch plans. We met for lunch and she surprised me and had my friend Marilyn join us. We had a fun, fun lunch.