This is how our entryway normally looks.
This is how it looked when I got home today.
My wife took me out to see Les Miserables at the cinema. I balled my eyes out.
Then we were going to go out for drinks. But she checked in at home first and, told me, that our youngest felt a bit sick and wanted us to check in on her.
When we drove onto our street, I started to feel a bit put out by the neighbor who apparently was having a party. Why couldn’t they park their cars somewhere else? Not in front of our house. In our driveway.
I can be pretty slow, huh?
You see, in my 17+ years of marriage, I’ve never had a surprise party. Ever.
My wife and my kids are amazing. They’d been orchestrating a surprise party for most of the week. They were even sharing a Google doc to do the planning without me knowing!!
I was blessed to have people from so many different parts of our life in our house. With lots of adults and over 20 kids.
What a wonderful way to celebrate more than four decades on this planet. (I turn 41 tomorrow.) And being part of a wonderfully cool family. 🙂
Now to drink through the multiple gifts of beer that people gave!