Because I have so many birthdays in September (6 family members), birthdays have been on my mind. We don't do huge expensive birthday parties for our kids every year. We usually just get together as a family and the birthday person gets whatever they want to eat for supper and whatever birthday dessert their little heart desires - unless it's September and there is no pumpkin to be found for the pumpkin pie you want - then you have to settle for something else. And, of course, we always have presents.
My favorite birthday was probably my 30th. I know the 30th birthday could potentially be very depressing for some. Truth is, I was too happy at the time to even think much about it. I was five days away from marrying Hubby so I wasn't even concerned about my birthday. I was completely consumed with last minute wedding arrangements and our everyday lives.
My birthday was on a Friday, which to us, meant Co-Ed volleyball. Every Friday night, we played volleyball for our town's church volleyball league. My parents played, Hubby and I played, all of our friends played. It was our Friday night ritual. When time and money allowed, we would go out to eat after our games. It was a great time of food and fellowship with our friends and family. After our game that night, we planned to go to my mom's house to pick something up before we met everyone at the restaurant. I walked into my mom's house and out everyone jumped. "Surprise!" I was shocked! All the people we were supposed to meet at the restaurant, were in my mom's living room. I still don't know how they beat us to mom's, especially since there were no cars in the driveway. We had a wonderful night of food, fellowship and kareoke (my friend's Hubby was a DJ). It was the biggest surprise of my life, cooked up by my mom and my Hubby. I don't think I ever felt more special than right then. The happiness I felt that night and five days later totally made turning 30, not such a bad thing.
That's my favorite birthday memory. What's yours? Did you have a special party? Did you get a special present or take a special trip? I'd love to hear your story.
On a sidenote, I will be turning 40 in January. I'm praying for a vacation with Hubby for the 40th and our 10th anniversary. From my computer, to God's ear. Hee! Hee!