I cannot believe it…my birthday – which was yesterday – was fabulous! I need to turn 50 once a week!!!! It started with my husband waking me with a kiss – talk about Sleeping Beauty, OK, maybe I was just sleeping! as he left to go to work telling me Happy Birthday and that he loved me. When I asked what time it was he said 7 o’clock…holy smokes…I needed to get up because I had a 9 a.m. appointment! When I was walking out the door I saw there was a message on the answering machine, ummm…phone must have rang while I was in the shower. It was the sweetest voice of my special 4 year old friend, Katie Rose, telling me “Happy Birfday” (The link will take you to a post about a prayer group of which we are privileged to be a part. Katie was the little girl who prayed “the Lord is with me!”) Back to the birthday message…It was too cute!! Went to my appointment, in and out very quickly at the doctor, only to be told it was probably allergies 🙂 and in my office at 9:15 a.m. At 11 a.m. in come two of my Program Chairs and one full-time faculty member with chocolate cake, 3 bottles of wine, plates, napkins, etc., flowers (pictured above) and a great card! AND…they were singing Happy Birthday!!! We didn’t open the wine, but apparently the three of them discussed whether we should…I usually have a corkscrew somewhere, but I DID have work I needed to get done. Have I said how much I LOVE my job? I am serious! I thank God everyday that he placed me in a job that I love so much…but the best gift they gave me…the words they wrote in their card. Talk about feeling appreciated!! WOW…it was unbelievable…I know I do a good job, but they think I can walk on water! Let’s keep it that way.