As most of you know, I believe that birthdays should be celebrated long and well. One should have a birthday month. My birthday started on Sunday.
There were cards to read.
Flowers to brighten a winter birthday.
Thanks Stefan and Elyssa!
Early morning brought the news that a dear friend's husband had passed away. Gone too soon, Jeff will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
A bit later in the morning came the news that another dear friend had suffered great injuries and was hospitalized. This sweet young woman is near and dear to me. Thanks to God, she is recovering!
I spent the rest of the day in a reflective mood. Thinking on what is truly important in life and how much I had to celebrate on this birthday. I'm surrounded by those I love and who love me. Fleeting thoughts of those loved ones bring great joy at unexpected times. Thoughts likened to a quick hug in passing. Thoughts that shorten the many miles separating some of us.
Thank you all for the cards, calls and gifts.
The greatest gift is having you in my life!