Monday, April 09, 2007

My birthday...a bit early

Yesterday after church we were invited to have Easter dinner with some friends. Everyone we knew was there and I was having a ball doing the things I love bestest...eating and talking..:) Middle daughter had gone outside and after about half an hour she came in and said some people were at the door for me. I walked to the door and all the neighborhood kids who "live" here at Chez Owens were there with my three kiddos. They all started singing happy birthday to me while I stood there trying to take it all in. Then they handed me my present!!! Look what these kids got me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm snifflin' as I write this cause I still can't believe it. I've wanted an Ipod Nano for about a year now. Middle daughter started collecting money from all the kids I sub for...feed...listen to...comfort...or pay in popsicles when they help bring in groceries and they all went to the base store to get this. My two oldest left today to do a missions trip with their youth group at church (during their spring break..yeah I'm a little bit proud!!) so they gave this to me early. At first when I saw the box I thought they had given me perfume...I was sooo interested in reading the card with all their signatures and special messages...when I saw it was an Ipod I screamed!!!!!!!!!! Then I cried. Then I hugged each and every one of them.
I am very blessed people, just so very blessed.


Lauren The Artist said...

What sweet kids... although, they ARE setting the bar a little high for the rest of us who have a present for you. *wink wink* ~jen~

Jenna said...

That is SO awesome!! You'll have to let me know what you're doing for your actual birthday.

Rebekah said...

You deserve every single bit of it! You know I never rememeber birthdays so even though it is still a day early, I need to get it out there! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We love you!
Elijah wants me to buy him one of those superman shirts! How much are they? Can I send you money?
Love you ALL!

Elaine Adair said...

What a beautiful story! It's so nice to know others are thinking of you. Such a delicious, thoughtful surprise.

Allie said...

Happy belated birthday!!
Hope you were spoilt!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy Birthday! You'll love this... they are great kids.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

That is fabulous (sorry, still catching up-it's Easter break here)I can't believe all those kids actually chipped in, but when exactly is your birthday? Have you ever worked out your love languages because I am thinking the gift one could be high. Email me if you have no idea what I am talking about! Tracey
ps loved the shopping trip-you took children!!!!