Sunday, February 12, 2012

Well, now.

I have some amazing friends.
You are not going to believe this!!!!

Liza whisked me away on Saturday night to celebrate my birthday, just me and her.

Or so I thought!

She picked me up, told me where we were going was a secret and I had to just go.
I did.
I can be good and obey the rules sometimes.
(Liza, don't get used to that ;-)

 BUT lo and behold, some of my other people were there too!!!!
so, we all just sat and ate together.


 These sneaky ladies SURPRISED me with a full blown BIRTHDAY DINNER!!!!!

and they even brought a toy for me to play with!!!!
how thoughtful of you Reasa!!!!

I am not 'easy' to surprise.
I'm perceptive and nosy.
These ladies did a great great job.
wow. wow. wow.

as if ONE surprise wasn't enough...they kept the surprises coming.

(literally, I was so distracted from the initial surprise I couldn't even get myself to focus on ordering food - so I let them do that little detail for me! geez.)

 anyway, back to the surprises.

they got me presents.
this was one of them:
(and yes, this was my face when I got to about the 5th bag)

 a BLUE baby blanket.
did they know something I didn't?

and the odd blankets kept comin'.
Fairy Tale twin sized quilts, more BLUE baby blankets, pink, brown, big, small, quilts, throws, etc....

I've thrown 'themed' parties before where everyone all brought baskets or lotions or diapers but this was weird.



the LAST card 'splained it all.

They gave my birthday away people.
Do they know me or WHAT!?

I know.
They are ridiculous.
It was awesome.

These baby blue blankets (and all the other ones) are headed to SUDAN to be wrapped around the shoulders of persecuted Christians being displaced because they simple believe Jesus is the Savior.
(Voice of the Martyr's -

Be still my heart.

Yes, I cried.
Yes, I'm still floored.

I love that organization, my friends ROCK rock rock, the night was magical.
How precious.

as if the night wasn't sweet enough we added chocolate just to round it off. 

 and thanks for the plates Shannon ;-)
she 'thinks' they were clean.
we just went with it.

Courtney, Peyton, Melissa and Jess - I LOVE YOU.
You were THERE.
You were missed but loved and felt.
Thank you.
From the Sudanese Christians, Thank YOU.

(fav' moments from the night:
-Shannon getting plates.
-Liza knowing I would dress different if she was just coming over for pizza - the original decoy - so she told me we were going out for dinner so I'd put on my big girl clothes.
-Feeling the presents of the friends missing.
-My friends really KNOWING me, I don't take this for granted in the military ONE BIT.
-the two cars going 20 miles an hour on the way there.

I'm cryin' all over again....
peace out.


Courtney said...

man...i couldn't WAIT to read/see all about it! but now i'm super sad i missed it. gosh, i love you so much! and i was celebrating you from afar!!!

Missy said...

So glad you enjoyed yourself! You've got yourself some good friends there....about to have one more in T minus twelve days! Whoo hoo!

Wish I could have been there to celebrate with you and laugh while I watched you make perplexed faces as you opened up blankets! LOVE your face in that picture of you holding up a blanket! Ha ha! You're like, "for real...another one? Uh, thanks, I guess." ha ha ha!! Love it. And love that they surprised you with the intent behind them. So cool. :~)

Stacy said...

I'm so sad we aren't close. And I am so envious of the friends who are close. And I am so thankful that they pulled off a surprise and spoiled you and loved on you and know your heart. Happy Birthday dear friend!

Amy said...

You are so loved. :)

Peyton said...

Dang it I wrote a nice long comment and it didn't post. I was so sad to miss it, I loved knowing it was happening and how much you would love it! You are one of the only people I know that I know would really rather Have their entire bday given away. I love that about you and I love you! Glad you had such a nice time and were surprised! Liza is awesome!!

Anonymous said...

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Mt. Zion:::Slowly being eaten away until one day paradise is gone forever
Carry That Weight
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The Jews who abandoned their faith, no longer remaining devout, were punished, consistant with their gross level of disfavor.
It's very much like blacks:::Without some "enforcer" stricktly regulating their behavior (slavery, KKK) their level of disfavor dictated the gods push them into indecent behavior, and they become out of control. Only through a good relationship with the gods through devout faith can they avoid this fate.
Whereas once it was forced on American blacks, because of the deterioration of the 20th century changes it must now be voluntary, throught Islam, and too many fail to embrace or remain devout.
Trusting Jews is like trusting Italians, and the gods have sent AMPLE clues.

The gods are monsters::Jeffrey Dahmer, Speed Freak Killers, Japanese nuclear crisis, Holocaust. In all disturbing cases the gods at least telepathically led the victims if not indirectly participated by compelling each of these events, atrocity after horrific atrocity, in the name of poetic justice:::Monster Japanese (Rataan Death March, Rape of Nanking, Korean Comfort Women). The gods positioned the wicked Jews to "take back" the Second Coming, compelling them to believe it is rightfully theirs and sabotaging the Situation. Considering the real/Matrix Second Coming duality perhaps this relationship existed with Jesus as well and the Jesus spoke of in the Bible isn't the real Jesus Christ.

In the course of decay and deterioration of the favor of the people the gods instructed their clone host tools in corporate to make changes to their products and subsequently in people's lives. The switch to plastic/disposable-based packaging is an outstanding example. Another is the extensive use/proliferation of disposable diapers. Whereas diaper services were the norm during the 20th cenutry a change occurred in the 70s/80s and parents began to incurr evil upon their children, and sadly in some cases think they were "earning" off their own infant children!!!

"Poisoning their brainwashed minds." xtainity brainwashed you. Liberalism is the poison.
The gods used xtainity to demonize Lucifer, ensuring people refused to heed the teachings of THE SECOND COMING!!!. Lucifer is the Second Coming of Christ!!!
xtianity is the product of the Apostle's books of the New Testiment and can't be trusted to contain the true teachings of Jesus Christ. Just like each one of you corrupt whores, the gods could have tempted them with immortality if they lied when writing the New Tesatiment. Then the gods dictated verbatim specifically to parlay into the destructive phenominah known as xtianity.
We have seen the gods engage in similar behavior to keep people away from good religions, with the Jews in Palestine and Muslims recently post-9.11, demonizing both.
This is another of the god's wicked curveballs, their reverse positioning tool extensively employed, utilizing positioning to prepare for the Apocalypse and your "consolation prize" of "1000 years with Jesus on Earth".

The gods sent the clue/foreshadowed many decades ago::::
"He never tried."