All I can say about the past few days is unbelievable! I can’t imagine anyone has ever had a finer 60th birthday. I was greeted by my sweet husband as soon as I got home from school Thursday. I headed to the bedroom to change clothes only to fine six implements laid out in a row on the bed. Mollie was coming for dinner so he wasted no time getting right to a birthday spanking. I’m a bit out of practice and sixty is nothing to sneeze at, but I did appreciate him remembering.
Mollie came later and we ate out, then it was time for presents. I got several nice things from Nick and a bracelet from Mollie and I was perfectly content when Mollie pulled out another box containing THE gift. It seems Mollie has been working on this for several months and many of you had a part in it. It seems that Mollie wanted me to have sixty cards from various friends for my sixtieth birthday. This was to be a complete secret and she began contacting people - and so many responded!
When I opened the box she had prepared there were not sixty, but seventy birthday/retirement cards not to mention some other lovely gifts from friends. Good grief I was stunned I knew that many people much less that they would take the time to respond to Mollie’s request. I felt like I was opening a huge box of love. She had contacted the family, my college roommates from over forty years ago, people from our church, some of my teaching friends, and many very special blogging friends. She did this by going through my phone asking questions about blogger names and real names, just random inquires – or so I thought. She couldn’t have known all the people I’m in contact with here – but damn, she did a great job! Added to all these wonderful people were also letters from from Mollie, LJ, Collin and Nick.
In this magic box were cards from ten states, five countries and three continents. The age range was from nine to ninety-five! I just couldn’t believe it – I still can’t! There is no way to express how much love I felt as I went though that box and read what so many friends wrote. I’m still glowing. Please know I return the love to you all!
This was truly a double gift. The love I felt from all these friends coupled with the realization of all the time, thought and work Mollie put into this. Mollie is on the reserved side and a little shy with people she doesn’t know well. But by doing this for me she had to reach out and contact many people. As we talked about it later she held up two fingers twisted tightly together telling me, “Yep, these days me and the Serial Killer (AKA Sunny) are just like that!” LOL, who would have thought it? I've always know how special Mollie is, but she still amazes me.
Whether you said it on my blog, sent a card for Mollie’s magic box or even thought good greeting for my birthday/retirement all I can say is