For the first time in my life, I decided not to tell anyone it was my birthday. You may think it’s no big deal, but for me, it’s HUGE! You see, I LOVE CELEBRATING MY BIRTHDAY and I love presents too! The more the merrier!
Recently, God placed me in a situation where I was exposed to women that didn’t want to share their birthday with others. Honestly, I thought it was the strangest thing I had ever seen. Emotional intelligence became the topic of discussion and I learned that “doing unto others as you would have done to you” doesn’t always work out the way you thought. I learned that some people are private and for one reason or another, they don’t want to share their personal information with anyone else. So, I thought I’d give it a try myself this year. I didn’t like it.
Some of the people that remembered my birthday are highlighted below:
The first person to wish me a Happy Birthday was my mother-in-law. She sent me a text message early in the morning and my father-in-law delivered this beautiful card (and gift) later in the day. I LOVED IT!
The next person to wish me a Happy Birthday was my recently located SISTER! In April 2014 she discovered she had a baby sister and in September she made my birthday a priority. Not only did she text me a Happy Birthday message in the morning, a birthday card was waiting for me in the mailbox when I got home!
Later in the day, I received a voice message from someone I currently work with wishing me a Happy Birthday. I have NO IDEA HOW HE FOUND OUT it was my birthday! But I was touched! A little later in the day, I received an email Happy Birthday wish from a lady I worked with about eight years ago! Out of the blue! I was SHOCKED and touched! A few minutes later my supervisor’s supervisor came to my desk to wish me a Happy Birthday. I don’t know how she knew it was my birthday because I decided not to tell anyone at work!
After I left the office for the day, my husband and children all wished me a Happy Birthday. My husband made sure I had a special Birthday dinner and my daughters helped!
My son and Granddaughter called to SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! What a special treat!
When I jumped on Facebook, I received Happy Birthday wishes from three very special women! One friend from Church, one friend from childhood, and one from work and Church!
Today, I received a VERY SPECIAL Birthday card in the mail. The VERY FIRST Birthday card I ever received from my birth-mother. If it weren’t for her, I would never have had a birthday to celebrate. I’m extremely grateful!
I decided, even though I never requested permission, I JUST HAVE to share her picture with you. I have a feeling you’ll notice the resemblance.