Huge Bouquet from Aunty Ann
One of my younger cousins turned 21 a couple of weeks ago. In the morning she went up in a hot air balloon, in the afternoon she did a bungee jump over a ravine and a bridge swing, in the early evening she jumped out of a plane, and to cap it off, had a meal on a cruise yacht. On top of all this, she was in Australia! Of course my birthday was nowhere near as exciting, yet it was just as wonderful in other ways...
Firstly, I made it to 39, which in my position is a huge blessing. It's the first birthday in years I've not been depressed about aging! I've never been a birthday person, and tended to avoid doing anything for them. Secondly, I was overwhelmed by the amount of birthday wishes, greetings, emails, phone calls, and FB messages I received, and I feel truly blessed to have so many wonderful friends and family rooting for me.
Bramble doesn't do birthdays!
(New Earrings too! Silver Dream Catchers)
I also got some beautiful gifts: a healing quartz crystal pendant and another piece of quartz to put with my Buddha, loads of pamper stuff including the most fabulous Molton Brown smellies! I took my little one for a riding lesson so had lots of lovely horsey time too, and later hubby cooked a delicious evening meal. Also had lots of visitors and phone calls, so it was relaxed but very sociable. And thankfully I only had a few hours of pain, and didn't let it get me down (somehow!).
Out of interest, my last birthday in Spain was also wonderfully special. I wrote a little story about it that somehow ended up here.
Now I look forward to my 40th (and 50th etc.,) which I'm planning to spend with NeeNee in Mexico, with lots of horse-riding and swimming with dolphins :)
Almost as a belated birthday gift I got a call from the oncologist saying my tablets are ready for collection tomorrow morning - the gift of life I'm hoping - please keep fingers crossed (or better still visualise them working and curing me!).
Thanks to everyone who sent messages etc. You all helped to make it a wonderful day filled with hope and positivity and light. I owe you all one!