Valentine’s Day and my birthday (two days later) are two occasions that we almost always celebrate at home – nowhere else. Reason being that at this time of the year, it can be brutally cold. Truth be told, even the past two winters when all season long it felt like Fall, we still chose to just dine at home.
This year however, it would have been a different story had my husband successfully secured a reservation for us at The Elm, a vegan restaurant at the King & Grove Hotel. He could only get wait-listed for that Saturday the 15th, and that was a reservation attempt made one month before the said date. Right off the bat, I told him to just forget it.
So Valentine’s Day and my birthday ( on the 16th) came and went without any fanfare, just the way I wanted it.
On Valentine’s Day, my husband surprised me with Molly’s cupcakes – according from him, that was his V day gift and that this was what he can afford (I wasn’t expecting anything because I knew that the Cartier jewelry I got last Christmas covers all the important occasions for the rest of 2014). It was my first time to try these cupcakes and they were utterly decadent!
A birthday isn’t complete without a cake, right? I had one! on the day of my birthday. I was in sugar heaven!
And to everyone – my virtual friends (near and far, you know who you are, I love you all ) who remembered me on my birthday, thanks a lot from the bottom of my heart. I sincerely appreciate the emails, phone greetings (including FaceTime and Skype), the cards, the shout outs as well as the presents sent my way. You don’t know how your gesture filled my heart with so much love, gratitude and appreciation for having you all in my life. I pray that the good Lord continue to bless all of you.
And to my husband who successfully hid his real two in one present (Alone at home one day after my birthday, I found it neatly tucked in a corner inside the walk in closet), thank you. You know so well what can make my heart skip many beats. Thank you for the unconditional love and with that I love you more :-) You broke your word, this was totally unexpected, but I’m not complaining. The birthday cake from you was more than enough for me. This medium Tiffany & Co. Heart Lock necklace is simply perfect. An awesome addition to my rose gold jewelry collection.
To my ever faithful non virtual friends and my family, as requested, your gifts and cards are not photographed and published for the world to see, and your names are withheld (why are you so shy? my blog is nowhere close to being popular so it shouldn’t really matter). Thank you very much and I love you all. May God bless you a thousandfold.
More than anything, I thank God for another lease on life. I very well know that no one on earth is promised another day. That’s the reason why to me, every birthday is a milestone, and I view each day of my existence as a big blessing, and I’m profoundly grateful for each waking moment, every morning of every day.