I'm going to try to write this post without breaking down. Couldn't write it last year, but maybe now. . .
Three years ago today I woke up to a wonderful birthday surprise orchestrated in secret over many weeks by a dear friend and my dear mother. It seems they had conspired behind my back and over the internet to give me a most creative and personal birthday gift. That was most certainly a birthday to remember.
I was Taken by a Tech Surprise to discover in my early morning blog reading that something funny was going on over at Shades of the Departed, with the help and downright encouragement of footnoteMaven. Mom was appearing as the newest guest blogger for A Twice Told Tuesday Birthday Story! The back-story was told more clearly (?) by Penny Dreadful in the Comments section of the Shades Birthday Story; scroll down for the dreadful scoop.
From the look of this photograph, it wasn't the first time Mom had pulled off a surprise
Birthdays do have a way of sneaking up and catching us when we least expect it.
Who could have known that footnoteMaven helped Mom pull off the last birthday gift I would receive from her. And it could not have been more perfect. Thank you, dear fM, for a wonderful memorable celebration. I'm toasting your renewed good health today and Mom is adding her prayers from above.