Favorite Birthday Memories
As we continue this week with “favorite things”, today we want to share with you our favorite birthday memories. Jackie’s birthday last year was a very special one that we all were thrilled to be able to celebrate with her and to surprise her as well.
Our theme was a “Queen for a Day” and we sought to give her the royal treatment she deserves. She has always been so kind and generous to everyone fortunate enough to be her friend or a member of her family so it was our turn to give back to Her Majesty Queen Jackie. All three of my daughters and Jackie’s daughters-in-law arrived ready to create centerpieces
and bake the royal cake
and decorate tables, and burn CDs of “the Queen’s” favorite music as party favors for the guests coming to the party in honor of Queen Jackie’s special day.
Don’t tell her but I think we enjoyed it even more than she did.
She sounds surprised even now as she recounts that day!
(Videograper: Trevor Bryson)
My favorite birthday was one that though it happened ages ago has had a very lasting effect on me. When I was a young child my parents very wisely decided that rather than giving my brother and me more material things (which we absolutely didn’t need and already had an abundance of), for our birthdays that year they would teach us about the joy of giving. It was a lesson that changed me life in so many ways and that I have sought to teach my own children. Receiving is always fun but being able to give to others, especially those who have far less than you do, is a joy without measure. I will be forever grateful for the gift that lesson has been to me. It set me up for a life filled with love, joy and truly abundant living!