Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

I dreaded my birthday for a whole year. Last year was so miserable that I never wanted another birthday again. But I am loved and many, many people wanted to see me have a happy birthday. Starting at midnight!

My first birthday wish came from my mother in law, who called me at midnight to sing me happy birthday. I had just finished working a 13 hour shift and Rob was driving us home. When I got home, I logged onto Facebook and found a few birthday messages. By the time my birthday was over, I would have about 45 messages! Wow!

My sister called me and sang me happy birthday as well as my mother in law (again) and her sister later that day. My mom is just as busy as I am, so she left my birthday card at work for me. I get a kick out of the fact the card is called "Ode to a Busy Person", LOL! I get my work ethic from her. She's the ultimate "do whatever it takes" mom!

Rob and I went out for lunch. We went to a local Mexican restaurant here in town and had lunch special fajitas! Yummy and low carb! I ended my day by working a short shift at work. I told Rob I wanted birthday cake, but he thought I was joking because I have been such a stickler on this diet about low carbs. I ended up getting cupcakes on the way home and made him sing me happy birthday while I ate them.

I have to say the best part of my birthday was hearing Rob tell me happy birthday and that he loved me. I've kept a lot of things private, but last year on my birthday I didn't hear either of those things from him. I am so thankful for the changes in my marriage. I could have went the whole day without another birthday wish after hearing one from him. It really did put me on cloud nine.


Christy said...

Happy Birthday! Even though I don't comment as much as I would like to, you are always in my thoughts. I am so glad that things are improving for you and Rob. Marriage is hard. And having our special kids only makes it harder. But hopefully in the long run - stronger.

Janis @ SneakPeek said...

Happy Belated Birthday Rene!!! You are in my thoughts.

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Diagram of Tommy's Heart Defects
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