Next week marks my 36th birthday. I truly love getting older. I’m not too sure why -as many women like to begin counting backwards after reaching age 30- but not me.
Maybe because it’s that time when I do a self-assessment and look at all my goals of the previous year and the areas where I’ve improved. Possibly because I’m fortunate to have great family genes and seem to look younger each year (although not in a Benjamin Button kind of way).
Whatever the reason, I love raising a glass every birthday and toasting to a new year. Out with the old and in with the new. Today, I am even more excited because for the first time in my life, I’m being surprised!
I’ve never been big on surprises but the longer I’m married, the more I seem to enjoy not knowing what Keith has planned. He knows me so well -possibly better than I know myself- so I fully trust him to make this annual day a complete delight.
He’s packed my clothes so I have no idea what I’m wearing. He’s made all the dinner reservations so I have no I’m clueless with regard to what I’ll be eating the next three days. And he’s driving, while I’ll be sleeping, so I know nothing about where we’ll be going. In spite of the unknown, I can’t wait!
Like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, when Richard Gere is about to surprise her with a special (and secret) date, she says to him as they’re exiting the elevator of their hotel, “If I forget to tell you later, I really had a good time tonight.” I think that’s what I’ll tell Keith when we begin our trip in just a few hours…and then continue to tell him every hour thereafter.
Question: What was your favorite surprise from your husband? What has been your favorite birthday celebration since getting married?
Until tomorrow…make it a great day!
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