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.

30 comments:

  1. They did it because they love you..as do we.

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  2. How perfect! What wonderful friends you have gathered around you. Happy birthday.

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  3. Wow that sounds perfect! What a nice surprise, it sounds awesome. Glad you had a great day, you deserve it!

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  4. ....what a grrreat surprise....

    I like when it say not to have EXPECTATIONS and just go with the Flow...and then when there is a surprise...wow...just makes the day even BETTER.

    Ms. Hen

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  5. This is what friends do for friends...the true meaning of fellowship!

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  6. A very Happy Birthday to you! How cool is that!? Glad you had such a great suprize! jeNN

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  7. Wow, Syd! That is wonderful. A spectacular surprise for an amazing guy. I'm grinning ear to ear for ya!

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  8. What a beautiful time for you all. What a way to celebrate your day and share with you the love and care you share with them.

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  9. That sounds like so much fun!! I am glad that you were surprised by such an excellent party idea!! Blessings for many, many more enjoyable birthdays! Hugs, Lisa

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  10. Oh Syd..that is SO WONDERFUL! I am so happy they did this for you!
    How great is that????

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  11. What an excellent day....unplanned by you but planned for you! I love the pictures as it makes me feel part of it too!

    Happy, happy day!

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  12. That is SO fabulous! What an awesome surprise!

    I can see and feel the LOVE now still, just looking at the photos!

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  13. hey! that's so cool. looks like fun for all. glad you have a good time!!!

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  14. I'd love a surprise like that... can't remember I saw a large body of water up close... I yearn... (I'm Pisces, so maybe this is what it's all about..(!))

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  15. ooh how awesome! I am glad you enjoyed your bday with the people that matter to you, and like I always say wow the life you lead...

    Happy belated birthday (((HUGS)))

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  16. Oh how fun and wonderful and you so deserve that on your day!!!! I hope it was a happy one and that this year will be as wonderful as the start to it for you!

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  17. What a great set of friends to think of a surprise like that. Glad you had a good day.

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  18. Perfectly delightful! That feeling of being loved, spending it with people who wanted to share this special day with you, is like no other. I'm smiling thinking of the love that was going around. (Hugs)Indigo

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  19. I am so happy for you That is a Great Birthday Present and for a well deserved guy, thanks for being so thoughtful and sharing it with us.

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  20. Better to be there in spirit than with spirits. Happy Birthday Mr. Syd.

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  21. Happy Birthday to Syd! What a fabulous birthday surprise.

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  22. For having a chance to "tune in" to your burthday party pictures, I am grateful today!

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  23. WOW!!!! I wouldn't be able to do that!!!! Happy belated birthday. It looks like you had a great day. One day I want to be on a boat again out in the ocean. I would love to be a Marine Biologist the only problem is I get squeemish at the Thought of blood! I can't look at it much less touch it! I appreciate people in the world that can and have a lot of respect for nurses, doctors and so on. God love em! Congrats again Syd! that is so awesome!!!!!!!

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  24. what a wonderful surprise...so glad you enjoyed it!

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