Today we celebrated Darin’s birthday. If you know me you know that I enjoy making birthdays a big deal for our family. I usually make sure and plan something special, get a gift or two, and of-course have the kids help with special treats. I even took Darin’s birthday off work this year so I could be home because it was my work weekend and I wanted to be there with the family.
Well, last week life happened in the form of a little surgery that I had to have. I thought it would be no big deal. I would be home the same day, be back to myself the next day, no big deal. I’d spend Friday getting Darin’s gift and making special treats. But it was a big deal. It was surgery. I’m still not back to myself. I’m not sure what I was thinking. I’ve had surgery before. I should have known better! I was not prepared for Darin’s birthday. No gift, no special treats. I felt awful.
Thankfully he’s pretty great. And he’s totally understanding. And he thought for his birthday it would be fun to take the kids to a movie. And we all ran out together and got him some special treats. And then we celebrated on the deck tonight. And I snapped a few quick photos to remind myself of how blessed I am. Happy Birthday, honey.