Tuesday, July 31, 2012

So so blessed

I can’t get over yesterday. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out but it turned out to be so amazing.

Thank you all a thousand times over for your wonderful birthday wishes. They were nothing short of awesome.

I really doubted it going well. I mean, I had to work! and there was a good chance the office wasn’t even going to know it was my birthday. I had the debate of, if they didn’t know should I tell them or go about my day because, not like they would care anyway. But the other office happened to send out a birthday week email and there I was number 1 on the list.

It turned out to be really nice. 2 co workers (a husband and wife) thought I was 23. And gaped so much when I said I was 31, I actually blushed and had to leave their office.

One sang to me. And my boss, with 30 minutes left in the work day surprised me with a red velvet cake fresh from the bakery. Where she proceeded to tell me to take it home, eat it all and gain 10lbs!
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Not 10 minutes later, a co worker who stepped out of the office, showed up with 12 Oreo cupcakes for me.

My sweet and dear friend, videoed her 2 year old sing happy birthday to me. And my goodness if I could show it, I would. It’s the sweetest video. She says my name and everything. Absolutely melted my heart. My almost 2 year old niece says I love you in the phone (where she’s never said that to anyone)..my Dad left a comment recalling my childhood memories, and from the texts and calls and tweets. Through instagram, email, e-cards….I am truly blessed.

Once I got home, I had to hurry to prepare for the party. I had to sass myself up before leaving and rushed out the door.
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The women were unbelievable. They made me feel so special and even though I knew they’d have a cake, I thought the lemon cake that was on the counter was it. But no, at the end of my presentation, they came out of the kitchen carrying a beautiful cake with candles lit, as the entire room full of women (most who I met just that night) sang me happy birthday.
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I cried.

I wasn’t expecting to cry, but I did. I was so overcome with gratitude, there was no stopping it.

So the day far exceeded my expectations. Went above and beyond and I couldn’t be more thankful for each and everyone of you. My family, my friends, my love..God has blessed me abundantly.

Happy last day of the month!!!

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Tabitha Mahoney said...

See you're fab!!! So loved!


Lisa said...

I am so thankful that you had a great day. I thought of you often especially when I looked over and realized that your "little something" I got was not going to make it to you in time.

So to end the month of....Happy day after your birthday gorgeous!!!

Behold the Metatron said...

Aw, Happy Belated, Leo!

I love your comment about work. No one knew it was mine either until they started bothering me at 5 and I announced I had to leave because it was my birthday. Made them feel like dookey! HA! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!


Amanda Wissmann said...

Awwwwwww! Sounds so fabulous! I'm glad it turned out to be a great day!

I, too, thought you were mid-twenties. You age so gracefully!

and...LOVE the outfit! I'm not that good at sassing up, no way! If I have a few minutes to get ready, it LOOKS like I got ready in a few min. ha!

Happiest of happy birthdays, Birthday twin :)

Daisy said...

Glad you had a great time! I wish I lived closer to you so I could have been there too :)

The Heart Of A Woman said...

I'm glad your day was perfect!

Katie said...

So loved! And really, both cakes look amazing. Mail some my way?! And yay for looking 12 years your junior...rock that trash :)

carissa at lowercase letters said...

emily, i'm so happy you felt so loved!! you deserve it. and i agree... i had NO idea you were in your 30's. i mean i knew bc you said it, but otherwise my guess would be low 20's. go YOU!

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

YAY, Emily!! Glad you had a wonderful birthday, full of cake. If I were there I wold have totally taken some of those cupcakes off your hands:)


Anonymous said...

Happy belated!!! Looks like you had quite the day and a great celebration :) It always feels good when people take the time to plan things out like that and really make the day special. Jealous of all that yummy cake you got to eat!!


Ashley said...

awwww...happy be-lated bday, em! sooo happy to hear you had a great one!! :)

Megan said...

Awwww, I'm so glad it was a great day!! Your coworkers sound so sweet!! You can share those cupcakes with me!

meghan said...

Happy late birthday chica!!! I hope it was wonderful, and judging by this post it looks like it was!!


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