I’m feeling it!

Wow. That’s all I can say. Wow.

I have had the longest and most spoiled-rotten birthday streak ever this year. On Saturday my much-too-generous hubby talked me into going into a favorite store to buy myself something for my birthday. They were having their take 40% off clearance prices” sale, so it was pretty tempting. I resisted him at first though (because what I really want is a haircut and highlights. 🙂 ) but quickly agreed that I will need new shoes sometime soon, seeing as I am a working girl now and all.

True to form, I looked at the shoes only to inform hubby that I want to check one other thing…and another….and another. LOL! I am not a big shopper, but any sale turns me into a giddy bargain hunter. We were still there when my mother in law called to inform me that my sister in law had given her $$$ to buy me a gift card at the very same store! So, armed with the knowledge that I could shop to my heart’s content, I proceeded to do exactly that.  🙂

That evening, we took our friends Holland and Sarah up on an offer to let the boys sleep over at their house, so that they could play with Joseph. Saturday was a lazy and cosy evening together for hubby and I. Sunday morning was much more relaxed than usual because we didn’t have to get the kids ready and out the door for church. (I felt sorry for poor Holland and Sarah.) 

We went out for lunch after church and I met with a friend in the parking lot afterwards for a quick hello that turned into a let’s-see-how-much-conversation-you-can-cram-into-forty-plus-minutes-while-your-entire-family-waits-for-you-in-the-other-car session. Have I mentioned before that I have a sweet and really indulgent hubby? He did text my friend’s cell phone though, asking: Who’s the ratchet jaw?  LOL! Take your pick, hubby.

We came home for a short interlude (I did some school prep) before going off to the movies and dinner with our pastor and some other friends from church. Got home late…did some more prep…yawn…and got to bed even later. Whew!

When I walked into my Bible class today my students were all wearing party hats and shouting out a happy birthday greeting. A student had bought me a stress ball for fun! We did only about 15 minutes of work in Bible today, and chatted about girly things the rest of the time. I figured it’s my birthday and I am building relationship with the girls. 🙂

I had this inkling that my journalism class was cooking up something when some students came looking for me before class was due to start and ran off to the classroom very excitedly ahead of me. I entered the class to find a homemade cake, party snacks, banners on the wall, balloons, sweet birthday cards, gifts, and 9 very excited students singing an exuberant happy birthday. They had recruited two students from another class to immortalise the surprise on my face on camera. My kids beamed when I told them this is probably my best birthday ever. (I didn’t tell them about the fleeting moments in the day when I felt like a fist was clenching my heart in its grip because a sweet little muffiny wasn’t here to share the day with me.)

I felt totally. spoiled. rotten. That’s not even all of it but I fear I have bored you already with all the details. Let’s just say I feel the love today and I am soooooo amazed by it.

Wow.

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23 responses to “I’m feeling it!

  1. You deserve it. I am so glad you had such a great time this weekend.

  2. Happy Birthday. Gad you could enjoy your special day. Wishing your little Muffin was with you for it.
    Hugs and Prayers
    Rachel in PA

  3. I’m so happy to hear you had a blessed birthday!!! You are truly loved!

  4. I’m so happy you had a wonderful birthday. You truly do deserve it.

  5. Good for you, Sumi! Happy happy birthday!!!

  6. Happy happy birthday! You totally deserved it all! :o)

  7. still wish I had at least remembered a card.

  8. Happy Birthday! I am so glad you had a great weekend!

  9. I am so happy to hear that your birthday was so blessed! 🙂

    Happy Belated Birthday!

  10. What a wonderful Blessed Birthday you had! Happy Belated Birthday!

  11. You deserve all that love and attention!! So gla dyou had a wonderful birthday!

  12. How wonderful…so glad you had such a nice birthday celebration!

  13. Happy Birthday Sumi! I am so glad you were blessed on this special day. What an awesome gift.

  14. Oh I am so glad that you had a wonderful birthday!!

    Thanks for the sweet comment. I have had the same feeling many times when I read your blog, that we are definitely kindred spirits. I so identify with many of the thoughts that you share here. Thank you for your encouragement!

    Love,
    Sarah

  15. I am sorry that these greetings are late in getting to you but Happy Birthday!! I’m glad that you had a great weekend – you deserved it.

  16. Thanks so much for the comment and prayers!!!!

  17. Happy Birthday Sumi,

    I just spent time catching up on your blog and cried the whole way through. The way you process your heartbreak with such hope is a beautiful thing. It’s inspirational.

    And the way you talk about sweet Jenna makes me feel like I knew her, really knew her.

    I hope she is getting into all kinds of girly fun trouble with my sister Haley in heaven.

  18. Hi Sumi,

    thanks for the encouraging words. Of course it isn’t too late to join the give a way. Are you going to do it?

    And, I love Song of Songs. I gain great inspiration from it. These letters are my favorite way to write.

  19. I am very late on the birthday, but I did want you to know that I think of you often and wanted to say Happy Birthday!!! May the Lord continue to give us grace on this journey, as we look with hope to the one day when we will be with our little ones again!!!
    Cindy

  20. Oh! Happy, happy, happy belated Birthday! Maybe you’ll win over at my blog and I’ll get to join in the birthday spoiling fun!!!

    And to answer your question, no, I don’t think it’s too late. 🙂 I think Lysa’s stuff is going on until next Monday…but some people are having their giveaways last until the Monday after that…the 15th?

    Blessings, sweet friend! Your visits by my blog make my day!

  21. Happy Belated Birthday Sumi!
    I so glad your day was special:)

  22. I am so thankful you had a nice birthday – you deserved it. I don’t know how to tag someone but if you to my blog, the questions are there. http://www.woundedlily.wordpress.com

    Thanks, have a good day.

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