Friday, October 2, 2009

I'm just happy to be alive.

The start to my birthday ... night-before gifts because the girls absolutely could not wait.
They did a great job of picking out what their mama likes.
Beau got me exactly what I wanted.
The birthday lunch at a little downtown bistro ... my favorite pan-seared shrimp sandwich on freshly baked bread and sweet potato fries. Delicious.
Two good friends.
And, my Beau.
The end of the day ... La Petite Belle after her soccer scrimmage where she scored the only goal for her team just for me on my birthday. She rested her aching legs as we waited for her dinner from Sonic.
It really was a great day and these things were blessings. I'm so thankful for them all.

But, really, the best part of my birthday ... the very best part ... was finding out that I don't have cancer. And, no, this was not the thing I have been waiting about. It was just an added bonus from earlier in the week when my doctor decided I needed a biopsy. But, this is a whole other post for another time. Maybe later.


The Hat Chick said...

Happy Birthday. A day without cancer is always a good day...glad it's all okay.

thedomesticfringe said...

Well, I'm glad you had a great birthday and I'm Super Glad you don't have cancer. What a scare!

Happy all is well. Enjoy the weekend.

Lois Lane II said...

Happy late birthday! Glad it was good -- and glad you don't have cancer, either!!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Oh wow! Praise the Lord it wasn't cancer!
Cute coffee mug!!
I think I'm going to have to check out Coco...and sweet potato fries. Both I've heard are wonderful, but never tried either.
Glad you had a great day!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Looks like a great day! I'm glad to hear you don't have cancer -- hope your weekend is just as enjoyable!

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

Uh, wow, wasn't expecting to read that last part. That is the best birthday present, though - I'm so glad you don't have cancer either!

Rachelle said...

Glad you had a great day with GREAT news! That shrimp sandwich looks yummy!

RR Mama said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope it's the best!!!

Joan said...

Happy Birthday! and so glad you could celebrate it with happy news.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Goodness, that meal looks so good. You have the sweetest family, and they know you so well, from the looks of those gifts!

No cancer = great news! I have a little spot on my hand that looks terribly suspicious to me, and I have got to get it checked out soon, so I can stop scaring myself with self-diagnosis.

jennifer said...

The best news ever! I'm so thankful.

Happy Birthday Mama Belle. You are a blessing.

Colored With Memories said...

yes, i'd say a benign report would be an awesome birthday present!

happy b'day!

i've been meaning to add you to my blogroll for a while...i'm going to take the time to do that today!

have a wonderful weekend!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Happy Birthday weekend! ;-)

My best friend wears COCO it.

The sandwich...freakin' YUM.


TCKK said...

Happy Birthday and I'm glad you are well!

The Swan's said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great day and I am so happy you are cancer free too.