March 26, 2012

The Bright Side

We didn't celebrate my birthday this year. Plans of a quiet dinner were tossed aside somewhere during the wee hours of the morning in the hospital waiting room. The Reese's Cheesecake I'd ordered waited in the fridge. Doctors, decisions, and arrangements filled my mind, crowding out any thoughts of a happy day.

Still, my birthday had come and there were presents to be opened.  And so, in the quiet of the evening after Mama's funeral, I finally opened them.

To feed my inner Brit:

~Downton Abbey: Season 1 and Downton Abbey: Season 2

~Emma (2009 BBC Version)

~Sense & Sensibility

And music to soothe the savage breast:

~Ella & Louis

~Very Best of Diana Krall

These wonderful gifts have brought much-needed bright spots and made me smile.

I continue to be uplifted by your prayers, sweet words of encouragement, and God's grace.


Carrie said...

I just watched that Emma last week with a friend and I LOVED it! I hope you find some moments to sit, relax and enjoy it.

Lisa notes... said...

Oh no. I'm so behind in my blog reading that I'm just hearing about your mother. :-( I am so sorry, Melissa. Truly. My prayers are with you, friend.

Heather C said...

Praying for you, Melissa. ((((hugs))))

Nikole Hahn said...

I'm with Lisa...behind in my blog reading. Sorry to hear about your mom. :o(