Feeling blessed...

In addition to the wonderful birthday wishes posted to my Facebook wall and left on my voice mail today, the doorbell rang and a delivery man brought flowers sent to me by my mother-in-law.

Like every year, I took the day off from work to spend in reflection and prayer. (A practice I've really enjoyed over the years.)

In the afternoon, I found Chase had brought me this incredible Gerber daisy. (The colors are really intricate.)Though the box was just supposed to hold it, I kind of liked the look with the pink tissue paper poking out of the cardboard like some quickly crafted surprise.

John and I went out for a very romantic dinner at Avanti in Addison Circle courtesy of a gift card AD gave me at Christmas. (Translation: delicious expensive dinner I didn't have to feel one bit of guilt about!)

On the way, we got to test drive the NEW GPS HE BOUGHT ME! Now, if you don't know me, never was there a more perfect gift. In fact, I'm pretty sure that the GPS was invented for me. (Or at the very least people like me.)

When we got home, Bethany had made me a wonderful vegan vanilla cake. (It was delicious! Thank you, baby.)

Anyway, I feel very, very blessed to have such an amazing family and friends. Thanks for making my day really special.
© Random Cathy
Maira Gall