Today is my birthday.
A promise of changes to come –
I can feel it in my bones.
My husband threw me a surprise lunch party.
He invited some friends.
Friends he knew would count.
Would matter to me.
The food was delicious.
There was a lot of it.
And, it was gone in a flash!
Then, my daughters called
to tell me about my birthday present.
Drum roll, please: they will be coming for a visit!!!
I am beside myself!
What else could I want or need?
anticipation of great things to come,
a surprise visit from my daughters,
This is what I’m celebrating today.