Today we helped celebrate a special friend’s birthday. She was turning 70! How can that be? On the over two hour drive I counted up and shocked myself with realizing that we have been friends for 30 years. It seems like only yesterday that she moved into my neighborhood! It was to be eleven years of memories before she had to move again, this time to Independence,
Grandbaby, Miss Emma
Her family arranged this surprise birthday open house for 1 to 5 today. They invited her sisters, brother, cousins, family members along with friends, church members, choir partners. There were young people, children and older folks like us! It was a huge gathering with lots of food. They had a taco bar, drinks, fruit, deep fried fish, and two cakes! It was a great time. Isn’t it nice when people who come to help others celebrate have the best time of all?
My grandmother always said you can’t pick your family. I disagree a little because I think family is who you choose to love. I feel right at home in my friend’s family because they laugh—a lot! It is fun just being there. Happy birthday to my friend…or is she family?
Tomorrow is my blood family’s day.