It was the Hubby’s birthday yesterday.
Every year, for every birthday, we bake a cake.
After all, I am a huge advocate of making your own birthday cakes.
This year, however, baking a cake was off the menu. With my lack of mobility, and reliance on doing everything one-handed, even with the Kids assistance it would have been a momentous struggle.
Then a miracle happened.
A home-made birthday cake appeared, in the arms of a very dear friend.
I hadn’t asked for one to be made, and she hadn’t disclosed she was planning to make one.
In my eyes, it was as much a gift for me, as for the Hubby.
Because what no-one knows is that I am disappointed in myself. In that I cannot do what I could just 2 weeks ago. This isn’t a permanent situation, and I’m very grateful that I will enjoy a better quality of life after being incapacitated is a distant memory.
But still, we only have one birthday each year, each one should be celebrated.
Here, at Chez Wright, a Birthday cake is a big part of that celebration.
“There is nothing on this Earth more to be prized than true friendship.” Thomas Aquinas There’s a silver lining to every situation.
My current immobility has shown me what truly amazing friends I have. Although I knew that already. I could not have taken on this period of incapacity without knowing I had them for support.
What do you prize the most?