It’s my birthday! *throws confetti*
Funny, actually my birthday is never really a big deal for me. Ever. I grew up in a family where if we said “happy birthday, so and so,” that was enough. It was a BIG deal to get a card, and gifts..pfft. Who needs ’em?
But this year, wow. This year, people, a lot of people, came together and made my birthday a big deal. A really big deal, and I am floored, gobsmacked, honored, and humbled to no end at the thought.
First of all, some of my favorite people in the blogosphere surprised me early this morning with a Birthday Blog Hop. For me.
I received a text message from my BBB, Beth, which said to check Hasty’s blog. I jumped, not even slightly kidding, out of my bed and started reading as my Sonicare took its sweet 2 minutes to clean my teeth. I could hardly see through my blurry eyes, so it took me more than a minute to realize that the poem was not only about me, but for me. What?? I jumped from post to post, and each post made it more difficult to see through my tears. Here they are in order. What are you doing? Click and read….
Can you believe it? The love they showed me? Neither can I. I still don’t even think I’ve done anything even close to enough to deserve such an amazing tribute. Lizzi also wrote me a poem and incorporated one of my favorite songs into it. And that’s not even the end. Beth also told me they had something for me, so after being treated to lunch by another amazing friend, Nikki, I ran to Beth’s house where she handed me my very own pom poms, some balloons held together by a megaphone (I’ll use that with my husband/wife later), a lei (to ensure I got laid on my birthday) a funny card, and…dun dun dun…a cape. A cape! I know!
Here you go. Me all *sparklyhappybirthdayglowy*.
When I came home, I checked my email, and something special awaited me from a different group of friends. Most of you know that I am a less than closet fan of the show The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. I’m not really proud of it, but part of my addiction to the show is that I have this pool, We call it #MichellesPoolParty. It’s kind of like Fantasy Football for a really silly but entertaining show. I’ve made some amazing friends through it, some online friends who have turned into IRL friends, and they too made my birthday special.
This, by far, is the best birthday I’ve ever had. Hasty, Sandy, Lizzi, TD, Samara, Beth, Deanna, Laura, Nikki, Dave, Maggie, and Michelle. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, which I’m pretty sure might burst from overflowing with love and gratitude.
My cup runneth over.