Saturday, October 4, 2008

"it's the thought that counts"

If you are a woman, you have probably muttered these words too.

"It's the thought that counts"
I truly mean it! It is never about money, isn't it just effort that we want? To know that we are important in someone else's life?

Yesterday was my birthday & boy there were a lot of thoughtful people!
  • 15 facebook birthday wishes
  • 1 TWILIGHT ecard
  • 1 blog shout out
  • 1 blog tribute
  • 5 birthday phone calls
  • 1 surprise gift at my door
  • 3 birthday emails
  • 2 birthday texts
  • 1 home cooked birthday dinner (my dad's rotisserie roast beef, my mom's handmade pasta & sauce)
  • 1 made-from-scratch birthday cake (my mom again, she really is the original MARTHA)

There were a few moments that stood out in my day that truly melt my heart. Here is my gift from E, who is 10. It is a book titled, "The Wonderful Adventures of Super Mom!"

Another heart-melting moment was when D, my 7 year old, said the dinner prayer last night and said, " We are thankful for Grandma and Grandpa because without them my mom couldn't be my mom. I am thankful for my mom being born."

I have always been a daddy's girl. A post will follow that will elaborate on that. But for now, I will tell you that my dad put in hours on making my birthday gift perfect. It is so big, and made with his own hands, that we could not even get it home yet. I will cherish it forever! So, you will have to wait to find out what it is until we go and pick it up with the van.

Thank you to all for just thinking of me yesterday! It is all I could ask for!

9 comments:

Jan said...

I hope I told you Happy Birthday. It was such a blurr yesterday. Sounds like you had a great day though.

Fuji Mama said...

Aaaaah, I missed it! Happy belated birthday! I spent your birthday getting a new transmission in my car and in bed with a sinus infection. I'm glad that your day was MUCH better! I hope the coming year is filled with lots of yummy chocolate. :-)

Poetry of Life said...

Happy belated birthday!!!! I didn't realize it had come up so fast. It sounds like you had a great day.

◘Emmy◘ said...

you are welcome!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Emmy

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

A very happy, happy birthday to you! May it be a wonderful year.

Natasha Burns said...

Happy Birthday Jen! I love your book from E, that is absolutely priceless. Go Super Mom!

Tammy said...

I am glad you had a great birthday!!! You deserve it!!!

Allyson@House of Stephens said...

Jen - Happy Belated Birthday! I LOVE the birthday book!

I have a little something for you. Check out my site when you get a chance!

www.houseofstephens.blogspot.com

Allyson

Cheryl said...

that is so sweet! I love the storybook E did! You have such a sweet family!