"Do not regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many." - unknown
In December, I celebrated a milestone birthday.
My day started in the same way it has for the past 10 years. My handsome husband lovingly prepared a fruit platter for my birthday.
Though I anticipate this fruit platter every year, I am always surprised at how it's presented.
No detail ever spared.
Fruit lovingly sliced. Candles lit. Flowers in vases. And, this year, the addition of barn wood trees and birch coasters added a rustic charm to the beautiful display.
My day, was turning out to be every bit as magical as my birthday last year.
What I hadn't expected, an equally beautiful display that was waiting for me after we returned from a celebratory dinner.
And...there was a present. A present Grace happily opened.
A present with another surprise, a note asking me to look on our back porch.
And, when I finally looked up, my eyes welled with tears. A beautiful chandelier was temporarily hung (and will in a few weeks permanently be hung in my kitchen) on our back porch. I'd always wanted a chandelier...just as I had always wanted to have a husband that would make me feel special and loved, and had hoped to have a beautiful little girl.
Dreams do come true.
I can't wait to see what he'll do for next year :)
*My very beautiful chandelier was purchased from Overstock for a steal of a deal.