Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Over the hill?

Well I turn the big 4-0 tomorrow, Sept. 3rd. My wonderful friends and amazing family planned a surprise party for me this evening. You can check out the details, so beautifully written by my Mom on her blog.

Thank you sooo much Beth, Tami, Sandi, Teresa, Carrie, Jacquie, Kelli and, of course, Mom and Morgan. In this day of schedules so busy you need to schedule time to turn around...these beautiful ladies took time out for ME. Each one holds a special place in my heart.

Beth...for being my savings grace! If I had had a would've been her.

Tami...for always smiling and making me smile. You have a heart of gold...and the greatest boys in the world.

Sandy...for showing me how to do anything I put my mind to. You're such a strong, compassionate woman...the perfect role model.

Teresa...for lighting up a room just by walking in. Your unwavering faith and calmness are contageous virtues.

Carrie...for always making me laugh. Oops...I'm the one who makes you laugh! You've shown me it's ok to laught at myself.

Jacquie...for allowing me to be me! To vent! To say whatever is on my mind...and its OK!

Kelli...what an amazing young lady you've become.

Mom...what can I say...I love you!!! I now understand the sacrifices, sleepless nights and tears you've shed throughout the years. You always put me first! Thank you and I love you don't even begin to express the depth of my gratitude and affection. beautiful and amazing daughter. I couldn't be more proud of you! You make my life complete. I love you more than life itself.

There couldn't be a better birthday present than this amazing group of ladies. I am truly blessed. Thank you all for making my birthday perfect!


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a wonderful thank you to your friends! We are all thrilled that you were surprised and enjoyed your party!! Too bad it couldn't last longer ... what's that saying "time flies when you're having fun!!!"
Love you my sweet daughter ... try to have a wonderful day today! The past 40 years have been a WONDERFUL ride for me!!! Mom

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Happy Birtday Carolyn! I am sorry I couldn't make it to your party on Wednesday. Looks like everyone had a great time. Hope you have had some extra special surprises today.

Dr M said...

You are Beautiful!!!