Hubby bought earrings and a bracelet. While they are pretty, I guess, I would not have chosen it for myself. I rarely wear bracelets, but I guess he did not notice that since Honeybear was born, I stopped wearing bracelets and necklaces. It is impractical at the moment and HB has ended up breaking them, hence I stopped wearing these items.
Yes I wish Hubby knew me a little better and I was a little peeved, and then I had a think about it. Buying birthday gifts is not a test of his love for me. I know he loves me and he shows it in a hundred other ways, I really should not concentrate on the one thing he got wrong today. I am wearing the earrings, even if I do not like it. It makes him feel happy to see me wearing these that he picked out for me and hoped I would like. He made the effort to wrap them and hide them in places I would find today so I would get little surprises as I went about my normal morning. That is sweet and thoughtful.
Today is my birthday and I am happy. I made my own cake (because I wanted a specific something that I am good at making). Today is my birthday and I am OK that there are no fireworks. I am content with all that I have…because I had a really bad day last Friday which put into perspective my life…I have so much to be happy and thankful for.
On Friday it could have been the end for me, but it was not. Today I will quietly celebrate the fact that I am alive and healthy to celebrate.