It was a blast.
Jordan and I celebrated my birthday Thursday night with his parents. We went out to dinner at The Mill and came back to their house for strawberry shortcake and gifts. I was so thankful when I open my present to find a gift certificate for an hour long massage.
Friday we drove to Battle Creek and celebrated with my parents and sister. We went to Olive Garden for dinner, and then came home to watch family videos. We were all dying laughing at the memories from my childhood.
This is the cast iron pot my parents got me for my birthday. I have been wanting one of these for a very long time. My tea tastes like heaven now that I have this to steep it in.
Saturday I spent the evening with my closest friends Elise, Marie, and Haley. They decorated Marie's house and had my gift of honey and goodies waiting for me on the table. We made a healthy meal together, and I brought my new cast iron teapot so we could all drink tea afterward. Just staying in and talking with my girlfriends was just what I needed on my birthday.
My friends know me too well. They stuffed a handmade basket with two kinds of honey, coffee from Costa Rica, A little ceramic honey jar, a bumblebee organic candy bar, flower rings, and a Target gift card!
Birthdays always make me feel loved.
I am so blessed to have people around me who build me up and help me to become a better person. I see so many girls who only have shallow friendships without any foundation. There are so many surface level relationships that fade. But I have true, genuine friends that inspire me and push me to grow spiritually, and I know that is hard to find these days. These girls are my beautiful sisters in Christ. And we are such a united group of friends even though we are hardly ever together. We have a lasting bond that only comes from the Lord. Our friendship is truth, and it is all so good and pure. I am thankful. I don't know what I would do without them.