a beautiful day

Today I celebrated my birthday and did something different by opening up myself to connection rather than to hide in the house and treat it as just another day. I connected with everyone today, and allowed myself to be loved, cared for, and showered with connection - and I didn't run.

My day started with going to my therapy session (which was new for me going on my birthday) and we talked about a-new, and "rebirth" going into another year in my life.

We opened up about this day, and my therapist embraced me and said a beautiful prayer filled with such grace and truth, thanking god for each other and the work we do, and hope and connection in our work and my healing - and I have to say it was the most beautiful prayer I have ever heard, and it was special on this day.

This prayer was such a beautiful gift. He prayed for God to continue to be with us in this work - it was such a moving moment for me, especially on a day I would have a hard time accepting.

After leaving therapy I came home and my husband was working on cooking my cake for the dinner being cooked for me later on.

I got beautiful flowers and balloons, and my boys filled me with hugs and happy birthdays all day long from them!

I then had a great dinner with my boys and husband and we took photos and had a very nice night! we watched a movie together and pigged out on cheese curls and cake!!

I was showered with beautiful words from my friends and the people around me who I love dearly! I had phone calls, emails, and endless connection, and I have to say I am so glad I came out of my shell this year to accept all this goodness!

This is a 're-birth' .. I am looking forward to whats ahead of me in this new year!

I ate so much that I am ready to explode! I have been on a clean eating diet and weight training regimen for 8 weeks now and I think I am sick to my stomach with all the sugar I ate, but it was worth it, it was so nice to have my husband make me my favorite Italian dish and a yummy cake!

This was a challenging yet beautiful day! challenging in a way to accept the day as mine, and the goodness was just having that connection all around me and accepting that I am loved and cared for very much.

Thank you everyone forĀ the beautiful birthday messages today .. thank you for the connection and I am truly blessedĀ for this day!