So, today is my birthday. The good new is that I’m no longer 40. The bad news is that I’m now 41. Of course, I guess that for next few years I can say, “I’m in my 40’s”.
Friday evening, Margaret and I went out to dinner with Miranda. It was fun spending a little time with her. We haven’t gotten out of the house much lately because we’ve been sick for a couple of weeks.
Saturday, we went with some friends down to Apex (south of Raleigh) to watch a friend of our children in a play. On the way to the play, we stopped by a barbecue restaurant called Holy Smokes in Garner. The brisket was excellent! (Sorry, Stan… we didn’t save you any.) After lunch we enjoyed the play together.
Saturday night, a friend dropped by with a birthday cake. Since Margaret had made a cake for Sunday, we decided to go ahead and cut the cake. It was delicious!
Today – Sunday – we were glad to be able to meet with the church, since we had been sick and unable to meet with them last week. We also stayed after our meeting to have lunch together. This is something that several families have started doing after our weekly meeting. Each family brings lunch for their family (and usually a little extra to share with others). They eat and play games together for a few hours. This is the first Sunday that we’ve been able to stay. Margaret brought the cake that she had made, and everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to me.
I was also presented with a very special card. Some of my young friends drew a birthday card for me and asked people to sign it.
This has been a very fun birthday weekend. The fun almost makes it worth getting older and being called the “elder elder” (meaning I’m the oldest elder in our church). Anyway, I thought I would share with you how I celebrated my birthday with my family and with the church.