Why do I think that making a wish when blowing out my birthday candles is like finding a genie in a bottle and being able to make three incredible wishes? I don't hold back when making wishes. It's my birthday. The sky's the limit. Top three wishes: Peter's cancer to disappear and no more chemo, the hair on my head to all grow back, finding the perfect dining room set at a garage sale. See what I mean?
Addie asked me in a serious tone what I wanted for my birthday. I couldn't think of anything that I wanted that was under $1000. She made me a darling card and had everybody write sweet birthday wishes. It's a treasure.
I loved my birthday. I was given the gift of good food. John took me out to dinner the night before. Then for breakfast he and the children woke up early and made me my favorite homemade buttermilk waffles with all the extras. The table was set with a tablecloth and cloth napkins. That touched me. Then for lunch Cheryl, Amy & Jenny took me out to lunch to Mimi's. It was great. I laughed a lot and didn't have to worry about Peter because Kathy & Doug were taking care of him.