A moment I'll never forget

Cliff got home from work today and told me that he had to go out at 9 pm tonight to a friends house to get something for my birthday. I pride myself on being hard to surprise so I didn't press him because I figured I'd guess what it was. He called me about 20 minutes later and asked if I could come out and help him carry in my birthday gift. I opened the door to find...
my Mom and My Aunt Mary!

I'd been holding back a river of emotion about missing my family, especially on my 30th birthday. I've sat down to blog about it three times and saved the drafts and then deleted them because I didn't want my sharing to make my family feel sad too. The moment I opened that door all my sadness left me.