That was on Thursday, her actual birthday. She spent a lot of time in the wheelchair and visited with lots of people. It was a good day.
But, that wasn't the end of it.
We continued our charade for the next two days.
Two of her absolute favorite people from our home town came and spent the night with her. More tears came when they showed up Friday evening out of the blue. Beau and I were able to get out together.
The best surprise was to come on Saturday, the following day. We invited friends and family from home, plus new Texas friends to celebrate our girl with a surprise party.
Yep ... more tears.