Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ever since this entire affair started almost two years ago, I've been passing the time looking forward to small milestones. They can be anything that I thought I might never be able to do again; events that are large or small.

This past Sunday, Chris left me laying on the couch to go do some laundry. I must have fallen asleep, because an hour later he wasn't back and the facility is on site. I was preparing to take another nap when the doorbell rang. I found Chris standing on the other side of the door holding a birthday cake. He'd snuck off and surprised me.

So, I managed to live to 34 and I'm looking forward to 35 plus 30 or 40 more years.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful birthday, Ann. One of many to come, I'm sure. The most wonderful part will be sharing it with such a special person and having the bond you two have together. Chris, you are "beyond words" FAB!

Wendy

Anonymous said...

what kind of cake?
-carilou

PJ said...

Well happy day, girl! Here's to more milestones, big and small.

Anonymous said...

So are we, Ann! So are we!

Happy Birthday sweetheart.

Amanda
Love and prayers from a little further north...

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Ann!

Wishing you another 50 years, at least.

** SAVE MICHELLE ** said...

Dear Birthday girl,

Here's to a zillion more milestones headed your way! I hope you have a puke-free, fever-free, pain-free day today. Load up on meds if you have to...it's your day!

Love,
Michelle

Jim said...

What a great birthday surprise from a very good man. Happy birthday, Ann!

Jim

Van said...

Happy Birthday Ann! To 50 more years!

Van

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Not a doubt in my mind you have another 50 plus b-days ahead of you! Better vary up the cake selection Chris:)! Very sweet husband of yours and great perspective to realize how special all birthdays are.
xo-Lea

Ronni Gordon said...

Happy birthday from me too!
Many happy returns.

susiegb said...

Happy birthday Ann - hope it was a lovely milestone that you can look back on from 40 years plus and remember. Your husband is so wonderful! As I'm sure you know ... :)

Anonymous said...

Happy 34th Birthday Ann! Chris is always full of surprises. Must be love! Enjoy your cake. Is it chocolate? All good thoughts sent your way.
Love ya,
Susan Z.

Susan C said...

Ahh, that Chris is such a sweetie! Sending you a big birthday hug and a wish that you both grow very, very old together.

Love, Susan

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday Ann. What a great surprise from your loving husband! Great Job Chris.. Ann, here's to the next 50 birthdays! love, nancy

Anonymous said...

hello

happy birthday ann. may you have a long, healthy,happy and prosperous life ahead.

nora

Anonymous said...

Happy Day of Birth Ann!

Jennifer

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY ANN!!!why not shoot for 50 more? Hope that nasty urinary infection goes away, yuck. Fondly Judy (julindy)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! I follow your blog but don't always stop by to say I am praying for a full recovery for you. I am from Baton Rouge, but live north of Houston now. So I feel we have something in common :-) Take care and hope you enjoyed your cake!
Claire in TX

Anonymous said...

happy birthday! - dan in tx (anonymous)

Wiley said...

Happy Birthday, Ann! If anybody has earned that bite of birthday cake, it's you! We're still pulling for you up here and can't wait to treat you and Chris to a good dinner out! You're still inour hearts and prayers!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! and Many, many,many, more.
Thanks for sharing
Hugs
Kim from Ut.