Saturday, August 26, 2006

Surprises

My husband, along with a group of friends, got me good today. Earlier in the week Clint said he was thinking about going to lunch today at the Golden Corale to celebrate my birthday a bit early. He said to invite my mom and dad, which I did. I really didn't think anything of it, and was more worried about being sick and not being able to go. Yesterday was just terrible, but luckily I felt good enough to go today. So anyway... my mom and dad got here this morning, visited a while, and we went to eat. We go in, order our drinks, pay, and Clint tells me to go ahead of him and get a table around our ususal spot. I'm looking around to pick a table and I notice one of my friends sitting at a table with a group of people. As I get closer, I see more familar faces... their husbands... and their kids... Basically all of my friends from playgroup. I turned and kind of mumbled to Clint, "why is everyone here?" I started walking towards them (still confused) and they yell "SURPRISE!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" Then it sunk in they were all there for me. I started to cry. Talk about total shock. I was shaking. I was not expecting that at all. Clint gave me a card from Valerie, a card from him, and some acessories for my laptop. My friends got together and gave me a gift certificate for a prenatal massage! (wow, can't wait to try that out!!) We sat, ate, and talked a good bit. It turns out Clint was behind it and had asked the girls to help. Clint said he wanted to cheer me up since I had been feeling so down lately. Well, it definitely worked! I'm still in shock.

I have to say this was one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me. It's no secret that I never really like my birthday. But thanks to my wonderful husband and caring friends, this is one birthday I'll always remember in a good way!!!

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