It's official: I have now lived for a quarter of a century. To be honest, a part of me never expected to make it this far. The rest of me has been waiting for me to be in my 70's and the matriarch of a large family (if Sam has his way, it will be a large family *mutters something about five kids*).
Perhaps I should have some great words of wisdom, but all I can think of is that God has been incredibly good to a small girl from a small town in Kansas. I look forward to all of the great and small things He has in store for my future!
I'm having a great birthday so far. I had to work (on a Monday no less [which is always the worst day on the phones at work]), but all of the customers I worked with today were extremely happy with me by the end of the call. I even received two compliment calls. This is exciting because I never get compliment calls, though I always score well on the surveys they do of customers after the call.
I've talked to lots of people yesterday and today and been inundated with text messages, emails, and Facebook posts. Makes a girl feel loved. Also, in addition to the fantastic present of an iPhone(!), Sam got me a cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory and we're getting ready to download some songs for Rock Band. Even more importantly--Sam cleaned the ENTIRE APARTMENT for me while I was at work today!
That, my friends, is a prime example of genuine and selfless love.
"I mean, what is an un-birthday present?"
"A present given when it isn't your birthday, of course."
Alice considered a little. "I like birthday presents best," she said at last.
"You don't know what you're talking about!" cried Humpty Dumpty. "How many days are there in a year?"
"Three hundred and sixty-five," said Alice.
"And how many birthdays have you?"
--Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll