Overwhelmed...

What can I say? We just got home from a late dinner and I got on the computer to check out my friends and could hardly get through each blog for the tears streaming down my face! You guys are so special and each blog meant so much to me! It was like having my best girlfriends here with me to help me celebrate. On the way home, I was telling Gary how much I missed all my friends in Atlanta and how the girls used to get together for lunch or a girls night out to celebrate a special occasion...or just for no reason at all! Then, to come home and find a birthday card from all my blogger buddies (I was wondering why I had two cards from Dianne...but she always finds the greatest cards and sometimes will send more than one because she can't decide! I love it!) and then reading everyone's blog...just overwhelmed me! Thank you all so much...I love and miss you, my dear friends!

Today was a busy day working at the school---it was kinda nice to keep my mind off "the day". I had lunch with my friend, Jackie at our favorite place (Panera Bread) and she gave me a beautiful silver charm for my charm bracelet with a cross and the word "Faith" on it, knowing everything we've been going through with my Dad, and how I was feeling about my birthday, and some other things...it just meant so much to me and several times through lunch I had to fight back tears because of her kind and tender heart and gentle spirit. We have really bonded over the past few years (both of our kids are in marching band--her daughter is Color Guard captain) and we've been able to spend alot of time together and work closely together. What a special friend...Jackie, I love you and thank you for a great lunch today. Our visits together are never long enough. Then it was back to work, but I had the most beautiful purple roses waiting on me when I returned to the school from my sweet hubby!

Tonight we had a late dinner at Carraba's with Zack and his girlfriend, Sara Beth. It was alot of fun and we had a great time and didn't realize how late it was! See pictures below...woah, the flash was too close and too bright! Oh well...hides the wrinkles, maybe? All in all, it was a good day and I think I can settle in to this new "chapter" in my life. I'm loved, semi-healthy and have great friends and family...what more could a girl ask for?!

7 sweet friends had to say...:

chrome dome said...

Thank you, Atlanta friends, for all the kind words for my wonderful wife and birthday girl. You all are so special to us and we miss you. I wish you all could have been here to help us celebrate tonight. We love you all.

Cantini #3 said...

We just wanted you to know how much you are loved and missed!
Glad that you had a great day. Now, come on over here and we can celebrate again!

julieccook said...

Yes, One party is never enough. Any excuse to get together with frineds will do!! ( :
So glad that you had a good day. The pics are so sweet. So, Zack has a sweetie! They are so cute....

Here's hoping that this year brings you wonderful blessings!

Julie

Di-dan said...

YEA!!! You read your blogs! I was watching ALL day for some kind of response! I was SO excited all day! :-) I'm glad you had a good birthday...I'm all about you coming here and us celebrating again as Michelle mentioned. Just say the word and I am there! I miss you!

Allycat said...

Happy Birthday Girl!! Glad you had a good day!

Ally

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you had a great day....and I'm glad you felt our 'love' all the way from over here. It's what we were hoping for.

Happy Birtday

Di-dan said...

Okay...it's Wednesday, Sept 6 and I want to know where your new 'Whatcha Wanna Know Wednesday' post happens to be! I am eagerly waiting!

 
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