Bo's birthday party was Saturday. Sadly, I took about 4 pictures... total. We had too much fun! I am still glowing from being surrounded by our closest family and friends! You wouldn't think that building a village in a small town like ours would be difficult, but finding the people that you really connect with... it takes work. I don't care where you are.
Anyhow, Hubby is in the process of changing jobs. He's working out his notice at one place and prepping to start at a new one in September. This birthday needed to be low-key. I started with our immediate families. Then I added in our closest friends... you know... the ones your kids refer to as auntie and uncle? Those. Before I knew it, the guest list was at 20 adults and 22 kids.
I considered cancelling.
Then the text messages started coming in. "Can I bring anything?" "What can I do?" "How can I help?" "What size shoe does Bo wear?" It really started to sink in that these are our people. These are not the people to whom we are obligated. These are the people that we are blessed to love. They came early. They stayed late. We laughed. I don't know what anyone did. I hope everyone ate enough and chatted enough and left feeling as loved as I did.
Thanks, y'all. For being my family.