It's been a great day. My nieces called me to wish me a Happy Birthday. Chloe made me a beautiful birthday card. We got to go shopping, just the girls. LOL, Cadie's first "girl's day!" :) We bought a new board game and brought it home to play with the boys. It is a lot of fun, and I hope it becomes a favorite with the kids. We didn't do a whole lot, but it was just a nice, relaxing day.
Tonight, we went to see "Do You Believe?" with the Elders, then to TGIFridays for dinner. It was the first time Kelly had really gotten to spend any time with them, and we all had a great time together. It was so much fun to simply visit and enjoy getting to know one another better. Kelly said he'd like to have them over soon for a barbecue. It's hard, sometimes, with his work schedule for us to make connections with other families. He misses out on a lot, and sometimes I think he feels like we live a life separate from him. I was so happy that he and Mike clicked because he and Gloria have become great friends to me, as well as their boys.
The movie was just amazing! I was very disappointed that this one hasn't gotten the publicity that "God's Not Dead" received. Personally, I liked it even better! It is definitely a must see for the entire family. No language, no sex, nothing inappropriate at all. How refreshing!
I'm feeling blessed as I go through my Facebook page. Almost 200 people left me birthday blessings and well wishes. I get a little teary thinking of all the people I know, how many from the past and present, that have shared life with me. It's impossible to keep up on a regular basis with a lot of them, but this day made them stop and think of me for a moment. I hope they thought of a sweet memory we made, because that's what I did. This evening gave me a little time to sit back and reflect. How amazing God is to see the people we need in our lives, to weave our stories together, to keep us in each other's hearts even when life takes us in different directions. I have so many blessings in my life, and I have Him to thank for every single one of them. It's been a great birthday!