Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Yes, it was my birthday

Happy Birthday to me!

I had a really lovely birthday. Amid MY celebration, I had the privilege to be a part of a much greater celebration. I was honored to share my birthday with a brand new baby belonging to one of my best friends, her husband and her five other children. I spent the night before my birthday and into the morning at my friends' house staying with children while mom and dad went to the hospital. Just minutes after midnight on the 9th, I was lying on their sofa thinking about actually falling asleep and I happened to glance at my watch. It was the exact moment I was born - 12:28am. I said a little happy birthday to me and said another huge prayer for my friend and her baby. She was born the morning of the ninth. Yes, an all day birthday extravaganza would have been lots of fun, but you know at 34 with four children and a husband that still has to go to work, that doesn't really happen anyway. Honestly, I couldn't think of a better way to spend my birthday - taking care of five sweet children while a dear friend brings a precious new soul into the world. Happy Birthday to us both!

The evening after my birthday at the hospital with a sweet new baby.

Enjoying presents and cards from Brian and the kids on my birthday.
Matt Maher CD (due on the 22nd - how did he know????)
a cute shirt
and my favorite present that I will show in another whole post all its own

my birthday meal - oven potatoes, grilled veggie kabobs and grilled salmon (still on the grill)

and my beautiful Cake Lady Cake - yum!


Luke said...

Happy Birthday!


Blair said...

Happy Birthday, Celeste! Sounds like a wonderful day and some special gifts!

I noticed that we have the same dishes :)