As was posted yesterday, my birthday started out with a "pity party" as I had been told my kids would not be able to go out with the hubby and me to celebrate. Late in the afternoon, I had a funny feeling things were just not up to par as my son says he's going to a 6:00 pm movie and I knew there were no movies starting at that time that he wanted to see. As it turns out, my daughter threw me a surprise birthday party last night. I was truly blown away by the number of people there because I had believed the only people who would show up for a party for me would be my mother and two sisters. I was truly touched by the fact that both my nieces were among the attendees. The gifts I received from my family were so awesome.
I believe the only down side to the event was the speed of the service. I was told everyone got there around 6:00 and immediately placed their orders; the hubby & I arrived around 6:30. The food didn't arrive until sometime after 8:00. That was WAY too long to have to wait on your order. It seems there was a dance going on in another part of the restaurant, as well as several smaller parties, and the chef was apparently overwhelmed by the amount of people last night. People all around us who came in later than we did were getting their orders with no problems; therefore, I have no idea why it took so long for ours to arrive. I am of the thought that some type of compensation should have been given to us.
I am truly honored by the love and thoughtfulness my daughter showed me last night. When she was still living at home, she and I clashed alot over even the smallest of things, which I am sure all mothers and daughters do. "Too many hens in the chicken coop." She is also very much "Daddy's girl." However, since she has moved out, and especially since she is a mother herself, we have gotten closer over the last 5+ years. She has always had a kind heart, and has truly blossomed into a wonderful woman and mother. I am exceedingly proud of her.
Thank you, Bethany, for my special night! I am so proud of you, and am privileged to be your mother.