One year older and wiser

The arrival of my birthday wasn’t something I had been especially excited about this year. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to associate birthdays less with ponies, pajama parties, bouncy castles, and presents and more with the realities of aging. (Excuse me while I search for my reading glasses.)

While I didn’t hand out any party favors or receive a new Barbie dream house, it turns out I couldn’t have been more wrong to assume this birthday wouldn’t be something worth celebrating. And that’s all thanks to the amazing people in my life.

From the moment I woke up to the moment I went to bed, I received a flood of text messages, Facebook posts, phone calls, flowers and even a few handmade cards wishing me a happy birthday. Even Nordstrom gave me a little shout out on Twitter; they’ve really nailed customer service.

As I reflect on the time I spent chatting with co-workers over sushi, the adorable birthday display I came home to and the incredibly generous compliments I received, I cannot deny how truly blessed I am.

Thanks to all who were kind enough to take time to celebrate me yesterday. I hope you know that every day I celebrate you and the incredible blessing you are in my life.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09130109003343527862 Lindsay

    Happy birthday again, Emily! I hope you don't mind that I discovered your blog and added it to my blog reel. I'm glad you had a wonderful day! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13482973529958165876 Emily

    Thank you so much, Lindsay! I'm flattered to be added to your blog reel.