I had not been looking forward to my birthday. I knew that it was coming, but I anticipated it with the same dread that I feel before a mammogram or a pap smear appointment. I knew that it was inevitable and quickly approaching, and I hoped to get through the day with as little discomfort as possible.
To my surprise and delight, I had a lovely day. I definitely missed seeing my friends and family (beyond Scott and the boys), but I connected with everybody through video chat and messaging. Throughout the day I received messages and calls, wishing me a Happy Birthday and checking in. I felt loved and spoiled and, to be honest, I couldn't ask for more.
Thank you to everybody who reached out to me. Your messages and your kind words helped make yesterday a birthday to remember. I am truly blessed.