Before anyone gets excited this photo is from Pinterest, not my own.
Today is my 49th Birthday.
It was one I dreaded because it was the first I had without parents and without my sons with me.
It actually turned out to be a beautiful day from beginning to end.
I was reminded by my dear friends and family that I am loved and that I matter.
And after all isn't that what's important? Knowing that you matter.
Thank you to all who made it a special day for me. I expected to feel sad and alone and yet I was surrounded by signs of love that truly filled me with joy.
I feel blessed.