Today is my birthday. Well, not actually. This is the day that my dad says that I was born. He has always teased me about it. Mainly because he missed me, his first-born, emerge into the world because he went and got coffee since it was taking so long. So, he calls me on Groundhogs Day every year and sings me happy birthday…and to aggravate my mother (who reminded me this week how close to 40 I was), since every year she tries to correct him about the date. I love it! It’s our thing. My father is quirky. He has a lot of little things that he does or says that make him special. Like, I am his “Number 1 Daughter” as so he calls me and Ruthie, my beautifully blonde sister, is “Number 2 Daughter”. Anyway, I digressed.
Truthfully though, yesterday was my real birthday. Oh what a wonderful time we had last night! Mind you, I had no idea that there was conspiring going on behind my back. I had a “plan”. I had coupons! Birthday coupons! So, I went on about my day, being none the wiser, until I was informed that there was to be a dinner and game playing later. I have to be honest about something here. Those that know me well will be shaking their heads in agreement. I struggle with having nice things done for me. You can ask my husband, I don’t like for him to get me stuff for Christmas, because I fear his disappointment in my reaction. Same thing goes for compliments. Maybe that’s the underlying thing with all of it. Fear. Who knows.
Anyway, It was great! Brad & Connie (our Lead Pastors), Cody & Stephanie (our Youth & Children’s Pastors) and all our chitlins (definition:children). Merriment abounded!
I have come to realize that memories are, most of the time, made unexpectedly and for the most absurd reasons. I think sleep deprivation is the cause of a lot of it since 2 of our 3 families have babies and we are sleepless over making a decision about a house to buy.
We played Logo after dinner. It’s like a trivia game. I don’t think that I have ever laughed so hard or so much in my entire life. There was tears shed by nearly all of us. Tevis and I had a headache by the time we left. One time in particular, we were laughing so much we couldn’t laugh anymore or breathe. It made poor Hurley the Dog so nervous, he started eating my pants legs. NO KIDDING! He just laid beside me chewing on the bottom of my pants. Reminded me of the mini-dach we used to have that would suck on his tail to go to sleep. You can’t make this stuff up!
Then we had cake. Wonderful, delicious, scrumptious chocolate cake. It was really, really good! Too bad the kids didn’t have any. Okay, well, maybe two of the kids had cake. They had more important things going on, like Minecraft (whatever that is).
Overall, I am so thankful with who God has placed in my life. I still become awestricken when I really think about it. We have only been here 2 months and to me it seems like we’ve been here forever. The way we’ve all just melded together and fit like a glove. It’s been effortless in one sense. We’re family and I am so thankful to have them in my life! Home. What more can I say! =) Be Blessed!