Sunday was my 25th birthday. I was originally supposed to be in Montana visiting my boyfriend, but there happened to be a crazy weather disaster there where tons of people lost power, so it ended up not working out. I was pretty sad I didn't get to visit him, and so I tried not to think about it... But look at the snow. Isn't that crazy?!
Anyway, on my birthday, I decided to go for a run, do my laundry, and was happy to have dinner with the family. This was great for me because I got to spend time with my family and enjoy the day. I didn't get ready, wore comfy clothes and mainly relaxed. It rocked!! You're probably wondering when this story begins to get interesting. Well, here it comes. My mom is a very clever woman. Earlier in the day she asked me to prepare the main course for dinner on my birthday because she was going to be gone... I thought to myself, "is this really happening?! My mom is dropping dinner on me on my birthday and I have no choice in preparing it because we are having company over?" Needless to say I was annoyed, but gathered myself up and went to the kitchen. As I was feeling sorry for myself, my brother and sister stepped in before I had the chance to do anything. Don't you love when siblings rock like that?! I felt a little guilty and so I filled up the glasses with water... After dinner was prepared, we had dinner with friends and family and had a very good time and the bitterness about being put on dinner duty subsided.
I was ready to relax for the night when I got a text from my friend saying, "hey. we should go on a walk." I told her I was with family and the walk would have to wait. My friend was not happy with this reply because I didn't know the reason that she was trying to get me out the door. Eventually my siblings got me out the door saying that we were going to go feed the ducks. We didn't find any ducks, but my nieces and nephew sure had fun playing in the little waterfall that we found. Time passed and we went back to my parents house. As I walked in the house, my dad said, "Shell come downstairs we're watching a movie." Because it was Sunday, as I went down the stairs, I was reluctant to go because I thought it was going to be some religious movie. When I finally reached the bottom of the stairs, I suddenly felt overwhelmed with joy. The basement was filled with friends and family who are very dear to me, with balloons and cake. After realizing what was happening, everyone yelled "SURPRISE!!!" Realizing all those people were there for me was the best birthday present I could ever have. I had a fantastic birthday and loved every second of the night.
I am a lucky girl because my mom knew that this celebration would mean a lot to me. She knew what she was doing. On my 25th birthday, I was able to connect with so many people I love and that's all that truly matters.