Did you know I had a birthday whilst we were 'stuck' in Florida back in April? Well I did and it was a big birthday apparently. I was 40. Unfortunately I never got to experience the lovely day my sisters and friends had planned for me but I did get to spend the day with my favourite 5 people in the world.
We visited Homosassa Wildlife Park we got to see Manatees. Great big,graceful,ugly,beautiful Manatees who munch on lettuce all day and exude a sense of calm like no other animal I've ever seen.
I had cake and champagne and had happy birthday sung to me.
I didn't make a wish as I blew those candles out because I didn't need to.I have everything I could possibly wish for right here in this less than perfect life of mine. I just need to remember that sometimes when days are hard.
So it was a perfect day even if I was miles away from my family,even though I missed out on the celebrations,even when number 2 child sulked on my birthday photo because I wouldn't let her keep her sunglasses on.Yes even then.In fact especially then because now I have a memory to hold tight.A memory that in my later years will bring a smile to my face. Now that's some birthday present.