I thought I should point out that Jolina wasn't the only one who spoiled me on my birthday! Cary and the kids decorated the house, shopped for thoughtful gifts, wrapped them, and got me an ice cream cake. They even did a fairly good job of keeping things secret. Gwyn spilled the beans on one gift, but I think they did great for their ages!
The kids were so excited for me to open the gifts and knock out the balloons they had decorated and hung for me. Seeing their anticipation, and happiness in doing things for me made my birthday very special. These things make me want to work hard to be a better mother. I am raising little gifts from God.