This is my friend, Nancy. Nancy is not JUST my friend, she is also Mark's first cousin. Nancy is not just my friend and Mark's cousin . . .without Nancy, I might never have met Mark! Years ago (30?? years ago!!), Nancy and her sister, Sally organized a canoe trip down on the Cahaba River for a group of single young adults. Mark was living out of town but came home a lot on the weekends and Nancy and Sally begged Mark and George to go on that canoe trip. I met Mark that day and the rest is history. Nancy is not just those things I mentioned . . .friend, cousin, match-maker . . .Nancy IS A FIGHTER AND A SURVIVOR!! Yes, she is!!! Life is indeed a gift and it is meant to be celebrated. Doesn't she look pretty in pink???
We even had pink cupcakes at our celebration - Edgar's is known for their strawberry cakes/cupcakes.
We had birthday balloons . . .
and a candle . . .we had laughter - lots of laughter . . .
. . . .we also had the most important ingredient. . . friendship and love. Sometimes I am amazed at all the blessings in my life. Lunch with friends is one of those wonderful blessings. Nancy's birthday was and is indeed a celebration. That birthday lunch was a celebration that she was born all those years ago (sorry - couldn't help since she is a little older than I)!!
The birthday celebration was also a celebration of the gift of life - for each one of us. I thank God for Nancy!! (p.s. I also thank God for her recent clean scans!!) Look at those smiles - we are blessed. Yes, we are.