Even though I was "over" my birthday this year, my husband was not. ; ) He threw me a surprise 30th birthday party Friday night. It was amazing to be surrounded by wonderful friends and family (especially this year)!
K.C., me, & Janet
Michele, Jennifer, Heather, and Lindsey
Cari, me, & Shannon
Ashley and Clint (the bus driver) ; )
Make a wish!
Melanie did a great job cutting the cake.
I just thought the party was my only surprise...
Jason surprised me with a car. ; ) He has always loved trading any kind of vehicle, so I know this was a lot of fun for him...and me. I kept thinking, "I don't deserve this. I don't deserve my wonderful husband, family, and friends." I know I don't. Only by GOD's grace.
The whole night was overwhelming to me in an amazing way. I will never forget looking around at everyone's faces when they jumped out to surprise me, and I loved being around so many people I care about. They know my pain over Reese's death yet they want to celebrate life with me. On the inside I was jumping up and down and screaming with delight because my heart was so full. On the outside all I could do was smile. It was nice.
I will always laugh when I think of Clint driving a bus to bring everyone to our house. They parked over a hill so I wouldn't see any cars. My niece Allie had a good time riding around in it.