Monday, April 14, 2008
My Special Day
I always look forward to my birthday every year (April 12, for those who really want to know). Not because I want presents or anything - although that's always a bonus - but because it's the day of the year I feel the most special.
I had "Happy Birthday" sung to me no less than four times on Saturday. I also had goofy emails, voicemail messages, and a funny text message sent to me to brighten my day. I had cards mailed to me - from my pastor, by financial advisor, and one of my buddies.
It was a special day.
My birthday is also the day when I get to decide what to do (when you live with two little boys, you learn to appreciate the opportunity to get to do what YOU want to do for a change). So, I got to decide what I wanted to eat, where I wanted to go, and what I wanted to watch on TV.
I am blessed to have such an amazing wife, super kids, a loving and supportive family, and great friends and co-workers. All of them went out of the way to wish me a Happy Birthday, and it meant the world to me.
It feels good to be 27 years old...for the 8th time.
Make sure you tell folks "Happy Birthday" on their special day, and let 'em know how special they are to you!