Some people have it and some people just don’t. I am so happy to say that my son matt has it in abundance!
Yesterday has to be the most perfect birthday I have ever had, I can think of only a few things that would have improved it but they are really insignificant into the overwhelming joy I got just from the thought that someone, anyone could put so much effort into making such a special day just for me, I mean, an unshared experience, this really was just for me and that was just so incredibly amazing.
It’s true to say I had an inkling that something was going to happen in the evening as there was some little hints but, even so, I was not expecting so many of my friends to be here especially when so many of them had made a point of telling me they couldn’t make it. They are all mean and totally wonderful, all at the same time.
If I have regret about the evening (and this is taking nothing away from the day) it is that I didn’t seem to get the time to speak to everyone for as long as I would have liked to do. I will make a point of catching up with them as soon as I can.
It was nice to receive gifts but, well, I mean, all that love, how can any material thing come anywhere close to that? My batteries have been well and truly recharged in the knowledge, the reaffirmation that I have so many friends that care about me; there is nothing on this planet that could equal that. A person that knows they are loved can do anything.
I am not going to go through the list of names as to who did specifically what but to all my friends, a huge thank you, it means everything to me to know you are there