I worked the run . Then Saturday we went to the gym for my run, which I ended up cutting short because I just wanted to spend more time with my precious gem. Darling daughter received a Jamba Juice gift card from the sweetest staff who takes care of her while I run. We are both so blessed!I am truly blessed to have this special angel in my life. And I love how co-workers, friends, and perhaps just acquaintances along the way made her day even more special. Her week long celebration started with a gift from Grandma, and yes, I let her open it early. In fact, it was almost a week early as the gift arrived on the day when
The day of her birthday my phone was ringing and beeping all day with good wishes and songs from family and friends. I am touched by the outpouring of love. Darling daughter commented on how everyone keeps calling! Gotta love it! But what I love the most is that we have an old video of Grandma and Grandpa singing, or trying to sing, her Happy Birthday. I love that she will always be able to see and hear Grandpa's voice. And that brings me to my most precious gift to her, a book called The Blue Roses by Linda Boyden, who actually called Maui her home for awhile. Darling daughter and I checked this book out from the library ages ago, okay, perhaps not the long. We both instantly fell in love with it as it is an amazing story with a great lesson, well written, and has a touch of humor to it even though it is a sad story - one that still brings tears to my eyes when I read it as it makes me miss my Dad and opens up discussion about Grandpa.
Have a great week all! I am off to work, try to get some more running in, and blast away this cold that is brewing. Count down: 6 days 'til the BIGGEST WORK DAY EVER! Not the time to get any sicker!
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for being a mom.
Daily Affirmation: I love myself and I am in charge of my own happiness.