I had needs!
My husband allowed me to purchase my birthday present circa March 2013 because when I see a white marble table lamp 20% off he knows I have a hard time controlling myself. This lamp is most beautiful in person- so come see it with your own eyes!
My parents let me know that the two laughing Buddhas they ordered for me (readers know I have a thing for twos) will not be delivered until August; I know you'll agree the twin Buddhas are worth the wait. This Buddha makes me smile.
I received shirts from my uncles, cash from my grandfather (I feel 15 years old again when my grandfather hands me cash; it's the best feeling!), and numerous cards, texts, phone calls, and emails wishing me happiness on the day of my birth. My brother and his wife said I can keep my nieces for a weekend too! The best part was that I got to spend two whole days with my husband- 48 hours. It's rare that we get to spend 48 hours with each other, side by side. No work or school or life separations. Just us. Side by side. It's heaven.
I have an embarrassment of riches, I recognize this fact, when it comes to friends and family; I feel so loved and appreciated most days and I hope everyone gets this feeling in life.
I am the luckiest man on this earth. Fact.