If you haven't yet read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you may want to take a moment to do so. It may make it easier to put into perspective this entry.
As per our last minute arrangements, I arrived at my daughter B's home, after my grandsons arrived home from school.
B had picked up pizza for dinner, as we usually seem to do on birthdays. It was really nice of her to do this, especially since I was not expecting any kind of celebration for my birthday.
Afterwards, she and my grandchildren gathered around as I made a wish and blew out one musical candle on a cake. Here's a photo of the cake and candle:
Both B and I agreed that even though this cake wasn't a traditional birthday cake, it was one of the most delicious cakes we had ever eaten! Yummm....
Actually, I was grateful that B had not done what I did for her birthday a couple of weeks ago.
If you read about B's birthday, you'll know and see in the pic I posted then, that there were so many candles on her cake that the cake itself appeared to be on fire. When she blew out the candles, there was so much smoke that the smoke alarm went off!
Just think how much worse it would have been had she arranged candles on the cake for each of my birthdays, plus one for good luck. Gee, maybe the fire department would have to have been called! :-))
Not only was dinner a beautiful surprise to me, but having a cake, too? Wow! I have to admit, I felt blessed... and loved, that day, especially since I couldn't recall how many years it had been since anything like this had happened for me.
Even today, I feel overwhelmed every time I reflect on this. Thank you, B and family! I appreciated your loving birthday surprise more than you could ever know.
Even though you've heard about part of my birthday events, there is still more to come. Hopefully, you'll return, tomorrow!
Until next time...
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