Sunday, January 18, 2009
An incredible surprise
I had the surprise birthday of my life yesterday. We went out on the sailboat around 12:30 PM. It was a brisk but beautiful day. I was thinking that we would have a quiet afternoon, have a bowl of soup, read the paper and then take a nap.
Around 2:30 PM, I heard a horn blast from inside the cabin. When I got on deck, there was one of the local tour boats with a bunch of people on board singing Happy Birthday. It was a surprise party, complete with everything for an oyster roast. The boat crew came equipped with the oysters, wood for a fire, chili, the drinks, music----everything!
My friends were there, including my sponsor and a good friend from my home group. We had quite a time eating roasted oysters, chili, having a wonderfully decorated cake (with the lighthouse on it) and enjoying the fire.
I'm sharing a few photos from the event. It was a complete surprise. Needless to say, I was really touched and so grateful to have this wonderful afternoon with people I love.
Thanks to all of my blogger friends who were with me in spirit and for all of your well wishes. You are all a wonderful group of people. Your thoughts made the day very special.