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My Perfect Birthday Present

Thursday, March 18, 2010

As I get older, I find that I don't dread birthdays (the alternative to having one is NOT good), but I don't get excited about them either. I guess I am in the "Birthdays Are For Kids" club. I also do not expect presents at my age. Well, last night I received one that has changed my mind. I want this same present next year, and the year after that, and for as long as it lasts. We went to a restaurant that served Corned Beef and Cabbage. When we had finished our meal, the waitress told me that because it was my Birthday, I had a piece of cheesecake coming with a candle in it. Our 2-1/2 year old grand-daughter was with us and helped me by blowing out the candle. Then, unprompted by her parents, she looked at me and sang Happy Birthday. Throughout the song, she put Gramma wherever there was a you. When she finished, everyone in the restaurant clapped, which thrilled her immensely (she is a bit of a ham). Her song was the sweetest present I could have received. I only wish that it was recorded so that I could play it over and over again.
Oh..........and by the way.........I divided my piece of cheesecake into 5 servings, so we each had about a bite of I didn't blow my calorie amount for the day!!!
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  • FLAME42
    I am thrilled by your wonderful gift. Wish I could have heard her singing it to you! That is one gift you will remember for a lifetime. You were so smart with that piece of cheesecake!!! So happy you had a great birthday, and wishing you MANY MORE...
    3621 days ago
    What a wonderful birthday present!
    3621 days ago
    Perfect present indeed. One to always remember and cherish. Kutos to you for sharing your cheesecake. Share and share alike and spread those calories around. Way to go and I'm glad you had a good birthday. PJ
    3621 days ago
  • POSEY440
    WOW this so sweet. There is nothing like our grandchildren. Celebrate it is your birthday, I think you should at least on this special day. emoticon
    3622 days ago
    Sooo sweet!
    3622 days ago
    Happy Birthday! You did have a wonderful gift for sure. Grand daughters are a treasure indeed. You had your family with you and your cake and ate it too!

    3622 days ago
    Sounds terrific. Keep in mind that these days, most cell phones have a record feature. Glad you had such a wonderful surprise. And you should be proud of how you handled the cake issue. Here's to many many many more celebrations.
    3622 days ago
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